Fall Festival

Back in the Spring, Parish Community Life conducted a survey. Although there were a few purposes to the survey, one of the things the committee was hoping to find out was which Parish Events Parishioners enjoyed and supported the most. Well the results came back overwhelmingly in favor of Fall Festival. Admittedly, the committee was…

All Are Welcome

One of my favorite songs at our church is often sung by the Children’s Choir. The chorus goes: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place. Why do I like this song so much? Well, it is upbeat and catchy, of course, but more importantly it speaks to the open welcoming…

Children of the Dump

You have probably heard by now that our shoe box program, or Children of the Dump is in full swing already this year. As you can see we have boxes upon boxes lining our hallway already and boxes are not even due in for another two weeks! It is one of the wonderful programs that…

Garage Sale 2017

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that we just wrapped up the 2017 Garage Sale and it is no exaggeration to say it was HUGE SUCCESS! The total money raised is still being counted, but that is only a small part of what success means. Thanks to the phenomenal planners/organizers…

Growing in faith and feeding others

Are you a gardener? I’m not. I had a garden as a child that my parents mainly took care of. Since then I have barely managed to keep a house plant alive for more than a month. That doesn’t mean I don’t understand or appreciate the work that goes into a garden though. A garden…

Giving of our Time

Last week on this blog we asked, “how will you answer the call”? This week, there are numerous examples of people answering their own personal call from God. The Children of the Dump project has begun and is off to a strong start. Our Parish Car Decals became available last week thanks to the hard…

How will you answer the call?

Last weekend Chris Evans became Deacon Chris Evans. This weekend we are celebrating his Deaconate Ordination after each mass. Becoming a Deacon is not an easy task. It requires 4 1/2 years of preparation by both the Deacon candidate and his wife (if he is married). That is an amazing commitment and a very sacrificial…

The Wonder of Music and Faith

A spirit filled Christian is a singing Christian. In preparation to write this entry, I did some searching online and quickly came across the above phrase about a singing Christian. It is so simple in what it says, but also so beautiful and complex. Many of us do not believe we can sing. Surely, we…

Mothers and Fathers

Sunday, June 18th was Father’s Day here in the United States. As I sat down to reflect on fathers, I couldn’t help but realized that we didn’t do a Mother’s Day post. So this post will be about both mothers and fathers as both are so important to each of us and all of us….

Ministry Appreciation – Generosity

“Give and it shall be given to you. Good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over, will they pour into the fold of your garment. For the measure you measure with will be measured back to you” (Luke 6: 38). But a Samaritan who was journeying along came on him and was moved to pity…

Pentecost

This past Sunday, June 4th, to be exact, we celebrated Pentecost. As a catholic you have probably been vaguely aware of this day as the day that comes at the end of the Easter season (although I bet you have found it difficult to think about Easter lasting so long).  You have probably also noticed…