Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS St. Theresa of Lisieux, a Carmelite, a Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) wanted to be great as a child . “I  feel the courage of a Crusader,’ she wrote. She wanted to die on the battlefield

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

During the past two weeks I’ve mentioned in my column that October is observed as the Month of the Rosary, as well as Pro-Life Month. I mentioned in passing, in my homily last weekend, that October, in the wider society,

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

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A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Last week I mentioned that October is dedicated as the “Month of the Rosary.” It is also designated as Respect Life Month as well. This is not to say that it is the only month during which we are concerned

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

The Church, in the month of October, invites in a special way to foster the devotion of praying the Rosary. It is the “Month of the Rosary,” and, in fact, October 7th is the Memorial of Mary under the title

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

A fork in the road Words from the great philosopher, Yogi Berra, the Yankees catcher, were “When you come to a fork in the road,  take it.” And so we have to go forward, no matter the feeling or knowledge as to which

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

This Tuesday we will have yet another seminarian from Pope St. John XXIII Seminary joining St. Bartholomew Parish for some pastoral work. Brannon Lepak is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, OK, and is beginning his second year

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

The more things change, the more they really do Generalizations are often not worth the paper that they are written on. But here goes. Grandpa was taking several grandchildren to the golf course. He opened the trunk of his car and

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who: Is not Catholic, but has expressed interest in becoming Catholic? Has not been baptized, but would like to be? Has been baptized, but has not received the sacraments of Eucharist and

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

“DO  I  HAVE  TO?” Anyone who has been around children, yours or those belonging to another, has heard this plea multiple times and eventually with a whine. When someone either asks or tells us to do something and we don’t want