Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure YOUR HAPPY PLACE And now the movie!!! For six years for millions around the world, time stopped as Downton Abbey came to life on our TV screen.  Both men and women turned in to experience life lived

A Note From Fr. Derek

A Note From Fr. Derek

I would like to offer a word of thanks to all of those who helped make our annual parish picnic such a great success.  First of all to God, for the blessing of our faith which unites us as a

A Note From Fr. Derek

A Note From Fr. Derek

This week we welcome another seminarian from Pope St. John XXIII Seminary to our  parish. James O’Rourke, a second theologian, will be with us at St. Bart’s for his pastoral     assignment. He is a second-year theologian. Usually the seminarians in

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure “…WHILE HE WAS  STILL A LONG WAY OFF, HIS FATHER CAUGHT SIGHT OF HIM, AND WAS FILLED WITH COMPASSION…”  (Luke 15:1-32) One of the problems of being human is just that. We are human, finite beings. We cannot

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