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Together We Can Do So Much!

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Have you ever asked yourself, “What difference can I make, I am only one person?” God has often taken people of humble beginnings and lead them to do profound work in His name... A young virgin of little means became the Blessed Mother. St. Andrew, a fisherman, left all ... Read More »

Christian Service News 1-22-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

 “You have given them dominion over the works of your hands” (Psalms 8:6) Greetings everyone, Happy New Year! Many of us have been so busy with the St. Mary Warming Shelter that we cannot believe it is already the middle of January. If you have not had the opportunity ... Read More »

Stewardship Thoughts 1-22-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

In today’s Gospel passage, St. Matthew reflects on Isaiah’s prophesy in the First Reading: The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. This foreshadows what is accomplished in Christ Jesus. In the Old ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 1-15-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

I would like to give all of you an update on the St. Mary heating and cooling project. Things are advancing along well. The Archdiocese has a Worship Commission that reviews and approves all changes to the worship space. They reviewed the proposed changes to the sanctuary and altar ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 1-15-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“I waited, waited for the Lord; and he stooped toward me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.” Psalm 40:1-2 Waiting can be a very, very tough exercise. ... Read More »

Scheduling Our Time

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Life can be a constant blur of activity. Families have their children’s sports and school schedules posted on the refrigerator. Retirees complain they don’t know how they had time to work, because they are so busy now. Many people feel they are overwhelmed with work and personal schedules. Technology ... Read More »

From Fr. Paul 1-8-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Happy New Year! I pray that for all of us, 2017 will be a year of health, joy, peace and deeper faith in Jesus Christ. I would like to thank all of you who helped to welcome our guests at the Christmas Masses. Our maintenance staff cleaned our church ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 1-8-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples;” Isaiah 60:2a Is there a dark cloud that covers you? Are you aware of a shadowy cloud hovering above you that causes you to feel ill at ease? Do you understand what sort of weather the prophet Isaiah ... Read More »

Making All Things New

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

Stewardship and New Year Resolutions

Stewardship is a commitment of mind and heart to the Lord; a way of life that needs constant renewal and transformation. This time of year has always been one of looking forward to a new year, reflecting on the changes we need to make ... Read More »

From the Pastoral Associate... 1-1-2017

Posted by Tanya Graettinger

“Tell me you didn’t just say that?!” We’ve all had moments when we’ve said something that we wished we hadn’t. Boy, that’s an awful feeling, isn’t it? Okay, don’t think about it anymore. But do you remember a time when your words were used for encouraging a person? Do ... Read More »