Pastor’s Messages

Wholly and Entirely Present

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. “The Eucharist occupies a unique place as the ‘Sacrament of sacraments.’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1211) “The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical…

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“Uncle Brian, Just Breathe”

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend Fr. Martin Shallbetter, who served as the pastor of our parish from 1986 to 1998, will be subbing for me at all our parish Masses. Please welcome Fr. Marty! It will be good to have him visit. Why am I gone? I have chosen to attend the eighth grade graduation…

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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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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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“Mary’s Alcove”

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Recently parish leaders have entered into a discussion of “Mary’s Alcove,” our upcoming chapel renovation. I encourage everyone to go back to my December 11, 2016 bulletin column to better understand the parameters of this project. Here are a few highlights from my past article: Why? Here are some of the reasons…

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Easter Reflection

“If Easter means anything to modern man it means that eternal truth is eternal. You may nail it to the tree, wrap it up in grave clothes, and seal it in a tomb; but ‘truth crushed to earth, shall rise again.’ Truth does not perish; it cannot be destroyed. It may be distorted; it has…

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Lenten Greetings

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Lenten greetings! Here we are at the midpoint of our journey. How is it going? If you are like most of us, you have had a few stumbles along the way. The good thing is that we still have time to work on our offering. Here are a few “Pastor Tidbits”: 1.…

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Lent has begun!

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Lent has begun! During this penitential journey we are invited to reflect on our relationship with God. And I pray we realize that regardless of our age, experience, status, etc., we all have areas that need improvement. The key here is whether we have the courage, wisdom and humility to enter into…

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Thank You!

From our pastor, Fr. Brian Fier: A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in last Sunday’s 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser — from the Knights of Columbus, Washburn McReavy Funeral Homes, our parish staff, the 70+ volunteer workers, the 800+ people who enjoyed the meal, and many more who contributed to the success of…

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60 Million

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This Sunday (January 22, 2017) marks the 44th anniversary of the legalization of abortion here in the United States of America. As a recent mailing from Betty McGuire the CEO of City Life Center proclaimed: 44 years = 60,000,000 Yes, “forty-four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases that have…

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