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August 3, 2014 Summer greetings! Yes, I am back from my writing hiatus. I hope everyone enjoyed the July series “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked” from Our Sunday Visitor. We all are confronted with some of these questions on a regular basis and need to be able to respond. While you can always refer people to a…

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New Mass Schedule

August 1, 2014 Our new Mass schedule will begin the weekend of September 6th & 7th, 2014 Saturday – 5:00pm Sunday – 8:30am and 10:30 am The Worship Commission has decided on the new Sunday Mass schedule that will begin in September.  The Commission decided to go with the results of the Parish Vote (8:00…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part V)

July 27, 2014 Below is the final installment of my summer series from Our Sunday Visitor’s “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked.” (Click here to read Part I, Part II, Part III, or Part IV). For further reading, consider Our Sunday Visitor’s recommended reading list: The New Catholic Answer Bible. Our Sunday Visitor, 2005. Madrid, Patrick. A Pocket Guide to Catholic Apologetics.…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part IV)

July 20, 2014 Below is the next installment of my summer series from Our Sunday Visitor’s “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked” (Click here to read Part I, Part II, or Part III). OSV offers a regular pamphlet series on various Catholic issues/teachings. Check out their website for more info. Summer blessings, Fr. Brian We Catholics are often asked tough questions…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part III)

July 13, 2014 Below is the next installment of my summer series from Our Sunday Visitor’s “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked” (Click here to read Part I or Part II). OSV offers a regular pamphlet series on various Catholic issues/teachings. Check out their website for more info. Summer blessings, Fr. Brian We Catholics are often asked tough questions…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part II)

July 6, 2014 Below is the next installment of my summer series from Our Sunday Visitor’s “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked” (Click here to read Part I). OSV offers a regular pamphlet series on various Catholic issues/teachings. Check out their website for more info. Summer blessings, Fr. Brian We Catholics are often asked tough questions…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part I)

Jun 29, 2014 Summer has officially arrived. I hope everyone is able to take some time for recreation and vacation. We all need an opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation. In this spirit, I am going to step away from writing for the next few weeks. Instead, my column will offer teachings from the Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) pamphlet…

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Catholic Engaged Encounter

Jun 22, 2014 In addition to my primary service as your pastor, I help out with Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE). I believe that as a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis I also have a responsibility to assist in the ministry of the larger Church. Every priest has the choice as to what his…

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Fatherhood and Leadership

This weekend we continue our celebration of parenthood. Last month we honored our mothers. Today we honor our fathers. The following reflection is identical to the one I offered for our mothers back in May — check out our May 11th bulletin. The only difference is that now I have changed the focus from mothers to fathers. Regardless…

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Vocation of the Laity

June 8, 2014 We are coming to the close of our 50-day Easter journey this weekend with the celebration of Pentecost. This day in which the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles is seen as the “birthday of the Church.” In our ongoing efforts to understand this wonderful gift/responsibility we have received, I invite you to consider…

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