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A Note from Fr. Derek

You may have noticed, last weekend, a little bit of work going on over in the peace garden.  I want to share with you a little bit about that. I’m grateful to Eddie Flanagan, a member of our parish, the

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure CROSSES We are all aware of the Cross of Jesus. And especially during the Lenten period, we are made aware through continuous readings of these horrors that Jesus suffered for us for all times.  And we

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure FAITH.  HOPE.  LOVE.   AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE Love is: 1. When someone shares their French fries with you 2. When my sister lets me have her clothes when she is too big for  them 3.   When Grandma reads

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure DID YOU NOTICE? Last weekend I attended a birthday party for my now 9 year old grandson.  I have not in the past discussed my family or friends in this  bulletin column.  So here goes….. Everyone

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A Note From Fr. Derek

It is with a note of sadness that we say farewell this weekend to Fr. Wilfried, SMA.  Fr. Wilfried has been a wonderful,  peaceful and humble presence in our parish during these summer months, and we have all benefited from his

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure “JESUS SAID TO HIM, ‘GO AND DO LIKEWISE’.” It seems that the shorter the sentence, the fewer words that Jesus uses, the greater the impact these words have in our lives and should have in our

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Sounding Retreat As you read this, I’m preparing to bring my annual spiritual retreat to a close on Monday morning. The Church’s Canon Law requires priests to make an annual spiritual retreat, to take some time away from their ministry

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure “THE HARVEST IS ABUNDANT BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW”   “So I ask the Master of the harvest to send out  laborers for His harvest.” “… Behold I am sending you like lambs among wolves…”  (Luke) Do

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

MUSINGS “This is the day the Lord has made. Be in it.”  “Love one another as I have loved you.” “Behold now is a very acceptable time: behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2) You know what,

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A Note from Fr. Derek

One aspect of the Gospel passage this weekend has Jesus teaching his disciples about being able to receive hospitality in the villages and towns into which they are missioned to go: “Stay in the same house and eat and drink

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