Browsing the November 2014 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

November 22-23, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/24/14

I've set aside this weekend to give you a year-end summary of our parish. As I talk, I would appreciate very much if you would fill in the quick survey that you will find in the pew. The survey will make you use the pencil only seven times. It ... Read More »

November 15-16, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/17/14

Next weekend concludes the liturgical year of the church with the feast of Christ the King. The readings describe how human history will end in judgment. St. Paul shares his glimpse of the end in our second reading: "Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to ... Read More »

November 8-9, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/10/14

This weekend we welcome Friar Colin King from Chicago. He is one of our friars in formation (training) that you can see on the vocation poster in the gathering room. He is here to seek your help for a student mission trip to Jamaica for a group of Chicago ... Read More »

November 2-3, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/03/14

This weekend we welcome new parishioners! Come and greet them at the reception after the 10:00 Mass. Any time, give a smile and warm greeting to anyone you have not met.

We also remember and pray for our beloved dead. November 1 was All Saints—“the great multitude which no ... Read More »

October 25-26, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/03/14

First of all, a big thank-you goes out to the many volunteers who helped our parish host the South Oakland Shelter last week. This effort creates the largest number of volunteer hours of anything we do as a parish. It is an around-the-clock witness of Christian love. I want ... Read More »