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Fr. Chris Article - May 31, 2020

Posted by Joel Padgett on 5/29/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

With all the goings-on in the world and the uncertainty about things, theories and speculation abound. This is exacerbated by the varied and often very contradictory information that is flying around about coronavirus. In the absence of certainty, wild guesses carry the day.

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Fr. Chris Article - May 24, 2020

Posted by Joel Padgett on 5/21/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Is anyone else as tired of talking about pandemics as I am? I wanted to take the opportunity as we begin this weekend to come back together for public Mass (and celebrate the Ascension of the Lord) to speak of higher and more ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - May 17, 2020

Posted by Joel Padgett on 5/14/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Well, the slow reopening is about to begin! I am looking forward to seeing you folks again to be sure. However, we will of course have to ease back into this slowly. It won’t be business as usual for a bit longer, and ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - May 10, 2020

Posted by Joel Padgett on 5/08/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As some may know by now, Bishop Siegel made announcement this week that we in the Diocese of Evansville will be able to resume public celebration of Mass on Monday, May 18th.  Some may be disappointed that we will not be having Mass ... Read More »

Joel Padgett Article - May 3, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 5/01/20

“Valley of Tears” by Joel Padgett as published in The Message

Liturgically, we find ourselves between the celebration of the Easter Triduum and Pentecost. Perhaps, similar to the apostles during this time, we find ourselves caught in limbo somewhere between the mystery of the cross, the empty tomb, and ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - April 26, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 4/24/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This past Tuesday on the Church calendar we celebrated the Memorial of St. Anselm of Canturbury.  Anselm was born in northern Italy in the year 1033 of noble parentage.  His father was known to be harsh and perhaps somewhat irreligious, but his mother ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - April 19, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 4/17/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This last Sunday was indeed an unusual Easter to be sure.  Though we were unable to be together for Easter Masses, I wanted to let you know that it was still an inspiring day for me as a priest.  As I indicated in ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - April 12, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 4/09/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Brothers and sisters, when we were bereft of you for a short time, in person, not in heart, we were all the more eager in our great desire to see you in person.  For what is our hope or joy or crown to ... Read More »

Fr. Chris Article - April 5, 2020

Posted by Paula Jordan on 4/02/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings from a distance!  As it is likely we must continue this state of affairs in the parish and in the Church for some time yet, we must still remain faithful and fruitful in our devotions as much as circumstances allow.  I’ve spoken ... Read More »

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 »