Monthly Archives: May 2019

A Note from Fr. Derek

As I write this column, I find myself, again this year, in Omaha, Nebraska. This is probably my ninth trip out to Omaha. I am currently assisting with a program run by the Institute for Priestly Formation (www.priestlyformation.org) which is

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure “……..DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED OR AFRAID. “  (Jn 14:27) At some point in most everyone’s life there is a time when these words from Jesus are hard to live by. Our faith accepts Jesus’

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A Note from Fr. Derek

This weekend our nation commemorates Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the liberties we enjoy and can sometimes take for granted. Just the title of this day gives us occasion to

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure BEING A GRANDPARENT First to clear the record, there is no absolute for 100% correctness. One has opinions about the subject before   becoming a grandparent. And then becoming one changes the whole landscape. One is not the PARENT,

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure FIRST COMMUNION  AND HOPE In these days of troubles, anger, distrust, and so many more feelings that are less than joyful, one should attend a First Communion at least once a week. The experience is so up

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A Note from Fr. Derek

The Good Shepherd Feeds Us               The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday as the Gospel reading comes from different parts of John’s Gospel where Jesus identifies himself as the Good Shepherd. One way in which

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure THE WORD OF THE LORD Recently, our Amy’s Book Club read the exceptional book– EDUCATED  By Tara Westover. It was the story of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Idaho, one of 7 siblings, a mother

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A Note From Fr. Derek

Next week is Mothers’ Day. You have been warned. Don’t blame me if you forget!  During this month of May we honor, in a special way, our Church’s Mother, Mary.  It was not long ago that, on Good Friday, we

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