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RCIA - Their Journey of Faith, 3-19-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

The Scrutinies: Looking Within This weekend at the 11:00 a.m. Mass we will celebrate the first of three scrutinies for those in our catechumenal process who are preparing for initiation into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 15. The scrutinies are rites for self-searching and ... Read More »

Christian Service News 3-19-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

God grant me the courage to put aside my own comfort for the sake of your Son, Jesus. Greetings everyone, Continuing the Lenten theme of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, the following are some Christian Service activities that I encourage you to consider taking part this Lent. Even better I ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 3-12-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

How are you getting to know Jesus this Lent? I have heard that some of you are taking my “Gospel Challenge,” reading some of the Scriptures each day this Lent. Remember that half a chapter of the Gospel only takes a few minutes each day. By Easter you will ... Read More »

Welcome Weekend in March 2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Lent is a great time to officially register with the parish! We are growing, in February 20 families and/or individuals registered and became part of our spiritual family! Our next Welcome Weekend will be next weekend, March 18/19. I will be available after all the Masses to answer any ... Read More »

Christian Service News 3-12-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

God grant me the courage to put aside my own comfort for the sake of your Son, Jesus. Greetings everyone, As I write today’s article, I just finished working with a homeless man who spent the night sleeping outside because he could not find a shelter that would take ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 3-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Why don’t Catholics eat meat on Friday? Do you ever ask that question, why aren’t Catholics supposed to eat meat on Friday in Lent? As we begin this season of Lent when we fast, pray and give, we are all asked to give up eating meat on Friday. I ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 3-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” St. Paul discussing his inner conflict. Romans 7:14-15

Temptation is ... Read More »

Don't Let Time Slip Away!

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Time is the easiest of God’s gifts to understand, and the most valuable. Once spent, we cannot get it back and the time each of us have is limited and unknown. So how do you spend your time each day? Most of us spend a third of our day ... Read More »

Christian Service News 3-5-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

 “…Do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself…” (Matt 6:34) Greetings everyone, Are you glad Lent is here? I am. As I mentioned earlier in the year, I made the resolution to be more holy. Well I am not sure that has been working very well ... Read More »

Lenten Practices

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Giving up something for Lent, eating fish on Fridays and fasting from meat, almsgiving and penance throughout the forty days of lent—these are some of the practices for which Catholics are known. But why do we as Catholics do this? Because through these commitments—known as “Lenten practices” or “Lenten ... Read More »