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Fr. Chris Article - March 29, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 3/26/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

How quickly things can change!  So many aspects of our lives have been altered by this outbreak and the attempts to contain it.  For many it is a time of uncertainty and even fear.

But we do not determine our own fate.  This ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - March 22, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 3/19/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we know all too well, a lot can change in the matter of a few days or even hours.  Last Sunday I was talking to you all about how to receive communion and the possibilities of making spiritual communions to help limit ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - March 15, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 3/12/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The big story in the news today is unquestionably the COVID-19 virus, colloquially known as the coronavirus.  It has caused a ripple around the world in terms of health, social, and economic impact. Now as we are seeing it is effectively making spiritual ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - March 8, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 3/06/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

  As you are well aware, we recently lost an important part of our parish office team here at St. John’s with Lisa Spitz’s moving. Having taken some time to consider our needs and the scope of the tasks that would need to be ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - March 1, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 2/28/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  As we are beginning the Lenten season, it is with great expectation and enthusiasm that we also look forward to the upcoming parish mission!  I for one would love to have a bit of a spiritual tune-up. We welcome Fr. Peter Marsalek, SOLT ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - February 23, 2020

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 2/20/20

“Trusting Abandon” by Joel Padgett Recently I picked up the spiritual classic “Abandonment to Divine Providence” by Fr Jean-Pierre de Caussade, SJ. I had read it before, but—as with all the great classics—there is far more wisdom than what can be gained in going through it just once. In ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - February 16, 2020

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 2/14/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have some news for folks here at St. John’s concerning our staff.  Everyone of course knows our parish administrative assistant, Lisa Spitz.  Lisa has been with us at St. John’s since the fall of 2015.  Since then Lisa has proven herself to ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - February 9, 2020

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 2/07/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Keeping with last week’s theme of ‘good things happening’ here in the diocese, I’d like to point to another great development that has happened in the last couple of years amongst our laity. This would be a self-initiated ‘podcast group’ of younger couples ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - February 2, 2020

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/31/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we well know (or at least as a priest, I am well aware), the Church is facing many challenges and struggles at this time. Clerical abuse, financial difficulties, declining membership, people vacating for various reasons, and a general lack of understanding and ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - January 26, 2020

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/23/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As of the writing (and reading) of this article (the 47th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade), hundreds of thousands of folks from all states and walks of life will have been involved in the March for Life. Hundreds of people from the tri-state ... Read More »