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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure STILL SMILING? “Never have children, only grandchildren.”    Gore Vidal A very confused and panicked elderly person called the police and yelled that someone had stolen the steering wheel in the car. Upon arrival the police called

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A Note from Fr. Derek

This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day in which we pause, as a nation, to give thanks for the blessings, both collective and personal, that we have received. I find myself mindful of those for whom recent events will make

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure A new testament reading:    a letter from st. Paul to…………… How many times have we heard lately in our Mass  readings:    a Letter from St. Paul to………… And who writes  letters any more anyway? Especially letters that are

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Today, November 11th, is Veterans’ Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, which commemorated the cease fire of World War I. On this day each year, our nation pauses to honor those men and women who have served in our armed

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

SMILE!!!!!!! Not much is happening these days to make us SMILE, automatically and often.  However, it is essential to our being to SMILE. When we meet and greet another, SMILE. When someone passes you and you make eye contact, SMILE.

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris (Remember, man, that you are dust, and to dust you shall return). These words that are traditionally associated with the placing of ashes on Ash Wednesday are good to recall at

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Help!   Help!!!   Help!!!! Frequently in this column, various parish organizations have been discussed, explained, or pleaded for your help in one way or another. And so again one group—the Social Club is in trouble. This Club’s purpose, over many years, has been to

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A Note from Fr. Derek

         During the month of November, the Church invites her children to be especially mindful of praying for those who have preceded us into eternal life and who may be in need of additional purification before they

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

JOURNEY:  YOURS AND MINE An old fashion word used mostly by cable TV or PBS or at a funeral. How many of us really think of our lives very often as on a constant journey. Webster defines journey as “travel or passage from

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Assisting Those in Need Due to Recent Disasters In recent weeks, we have seen several devastating natural disasters.  From Hurricanes Florence and Michael here in the United States to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, many lives have been disrupted,

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