A Note from Fr. Derek

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life

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

A Note From Fr. Derek

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH? The answer to this question here is not to be interpreted as an answer given by a theologian.  We today are often called ‘cafeteria’ Catholics.  We pick and chose what we wish

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

LIFE’S LESSONS Growing up, especially before electronics invaded our space, we played in the whole wonderful summer before us.  Some kids go to camps.  While others stay home doing what?  We played with siblings, neighbor friends, on playgrounds, or wherever we

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

TIME My father died at age 53 after suffering for almost 2 years with a brain tumor.  My mother died at age 101.  Within months of his death, my mother started reading the OBITS faithfully every    morning. When asked “Why?’,

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure WONDER:  A SENSE OF….. Webster:  a.  a cause of astonishment or admiration   b. marvel–miracle  c.  the quality of exciting amazed      admiration…..etc.   A recent ad in a magazine invited you to live in a ‘sense of wonder’

Stewardship: A Way of Life

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