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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Our church building and parish office will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for the Memorial Day holiday. The chapel will be open from about 8:30am to about 9:00pm. Please note that the rosary will NOT be led at 6:30pm in our chapel on Memorial Day. Memorial Day Masses—May 29th Resurrection Cemetery (2101…

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Feast of the Ascension

The opening line of the Acts of the Apostles addresses the reader as “Theophilius” which means lover of God. Although Theophilius may have been an actual person it’s helpful for us to hear this account as a story addressed to each of us personally as lovers of God. The Feast of the Ascension is a…

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First Communion Sunday

Dear Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend we celebrate First Communion Sunday. Yes, at both the Saturday 5:00pm and Sunday 10:30am Masses we will have young parishioners coming to the Lord’s Table for the very first time to receive the Body and Blood of Christ. This day always invites each of us to…

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National Collection

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception The Bishops of the United States have approved a special one-time second collection to take place in parishes across the nation on Mother’s Day 2017 to support the mosaic ornamentation of the Trinity Dome, the crowning jewel of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the…

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Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE)

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Last weekend I was away from the parish participating in Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE). Yes, since 2008 I have volunteered two weekends each year to serve as the chaplain for this retreat which focuses on preparing engaged couples for Christian/Catholic marriage. While it is a hardship on our parish for me to…

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So Many Ways to Support VEAP!

VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) 1,700+ Pounds! Our parish’s giving history with VEAP from January 1st to March 31st (2017) is incredible! 1,432 pounds of food! 278 pounds of toys and gifts for youth and children! VEAP Thank You Thanks to all who donate using our VEAP collection boxes in the foyer and to…

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Unbound

On the weekend of May 6/7 a visiting priest will be at all Masses to tell us more about the work being accomplished by Unbound. Founded by lay Catholics, Unbound is an organization that has served more than 600,000 children, youth and elderly in 19 developing countries since 1981, empowering them to make more choices…

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What is a Deacon?

Dear Fellow Parishioners, When people find out that I’m a deacon often one of the first questions I’m asked is, “what is a deacon?” The short answer is that a deacon is an ordained minister of the Catholic Church. The response to that statement is usually “so what is the difference between you and a…

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New Psalm

This weekend (May 6/7) we are debuting at our parish a new arrangement of the 23rd Psalm. Paul Tate’s “The Lord is My Shepherd” is a beautiful setting of this beloved psalm that includes the liturgically correct verses. While you are probably familiar with Marty Haugen’s “Shepherd Me, O God” which is sung at many…

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2017 Fish Fry

2017 Lenten Fish Fry A huge THANK YOU to all who helped support this year’s fish fry fundraiser on Friday, March 24th. A record was set by serving over 500 people—absolutely crushing the 400 served last year, which had been our highest number to date. All money raised through ticket sales, tips and additional donations…

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