A Note from Fr. Derek

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life

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,

A Note from Fr. Derek

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

INDEPENDENCE Webster says:  “Independence Day: a civil holiday for the celebration of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence; July 4 observed as a legal holiday in the U.S. in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Welcome Father Wilfried Tagba, SMA! It is a great joy for St. Bartholomew’s to welcome Father Wilfried Tagba to our parish community for the summer. Fr. Wilfried is originally from Togo and is currently missioned in Pretoria, South Africa. He

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure A  WAY OF LIFE  If one pictures the life of a shepherd as Jesus frequently did, we must conclude that Jesus did this because this life is one of caring, sharing, protection, and the giving of

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure CRITIC       CRITICISM According to Webster:  CRITIC: 1.”one who expresses a reasoned opinion on any matter esp. involving a judgment of its value, righteousness, beauty, or technique. 2. one who engages often professionally in the

A Note from Fr. Derek

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life

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’