Monthly Archives: June 2018

Stewardship: A Way of Life

“THY WILL BE DONE” (Mt. 6:10) If ever we have wondered where “God’s will” is functioning, these days might very well qualify in questioning.  All ranges of emotions/actions are being exhibited and most without making us feel any better or secure about

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A Note from Fr. Derek

As summer is now upon us, I hope that many of you will have the opportunity to take some time for rest and relaxation. If you find yourself travelling, don’t forget to plan ahead about finding a place to go

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure MUSIC No matter our age, no one can escape the fact that music is all around us; heard in different ways; interpreted with many different meanings; written in a variety of expressions from the deepest love

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Today, June 24th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist.  You’ll notice that it is observed six months from the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas. In the third chapter of John’s Gospel,

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure JUNE:  THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS As you have probably noticed, the statue of Jesus with His Sacred Heart ‘exposed’ normally residing to the left of the altar, has been moved to the front of

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Fathers’ Day On behalf of all the staff at St. Bart’s I want to wish a very blessed Fathers’ Day to all of the dads in our parish as well as those visiting us, and assurances of prayers for the 

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure NOTES AND REFLECTIONS The Stained Glass Windows:  Are you able to identify them?  There are seven windows.  Starting from the back left side, the windows are as follows:  The Annunciation to Mary from the Archangel. The next: The Nativity. 

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A Note from John O’Dowd

  Fr. Derek asked me to write about my vocation journey so I want to share with you an important event in my discernment to enter the seminary. In December 2016, I returned to Ireland to attend the ordination of

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A Note from Fr. Derek

As I write this column, I find myself in Omaha, Nebraska.  If you had told me when I was in high school that I would ever go to Nebraska in my lifetime, I would’ve laughed in your face.  This is

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure BITS AND PIECES FROM ST. BARTS A little history again.  How many flags are on the altar and what do they represent?  2 flags.  On the left is the American flag with its 13 stripes (13 original colonies) and 50 stars (50 states).  On

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