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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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A Note from Fr. Derek

This weekend our nation commemorates Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the liberties we enjoy and can sometimes take for granted. Just the title of this day gives us occasion to

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure BEING A GRANDPARENT First to clear the record, there is no absolute for 100% correctness. One has opinions about the subject before   becoming a grandparent. And then becoming one changes the whole landscape. One is not the PARENT,

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure FIRST COMMUNION  AND HOPE In these days of troubles, anger, distrust, and so many more feelings that are less than joyful, one should attend a First Communion at least once a week. The experience is so up

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A Note from Fr. Derek

The Good Shepherd Feeds Us               The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday as the Gospel reading comes from different parts of John’s Gospel where Jesus identifies himself as the Good Shepherd. One way in which

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