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

Sept 6-7, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/31/14

We have resumed our parish RCIA program on Sunday mornings. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) provides a place for those who are being drawn by the Spirit to become Catholic. Last year we had three young people who joined our faith through the RCIA. We have ... Read More »

August 23-24, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/25/14

Last week's bulletin contained an appeal for religious ed teachers. I am sure that the Lord has blessed our parish with people who have the gifts to assist us in this ministry. Please pray at least that the right people with these gifts will be inspired to step forward ... Read More »

August 16-17, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/18/14

First of all, I am happy to be back here after a relaxing vacation and renewing retreat. Fr. Jeremy is now on his vacation, recovering from all the extra duties that he took on while I was gone. Fr. Bob Weakley OFM, former pastor, enjoyed coming back to lend ... Read More »

August 9-10, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/13/14

Fr. Bill is back! We rejoice! He will be writing next week’s column.Thanks for your response to “Our Doors Are Open. Welcome!” Continue to be alert to helping anyone who may be interested. It might be helpful to review why some people leave and why some come back.People give ... Read More »

August 2-3, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/13/14

Thanks for your generous support of Missionary Fr. Noel O’Meara, CSSp. You contributed more than $3,200, enough to buy seven camels which, as Fr. Noel predicted, will soon be seen crossing the desert with flags on their hump saying, “Transfiguration.”In last week’s bulletin I urged you to be alert ... Read More »

July 26-27, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/13/14

From Fr. Jeremy:Our beloved pastor Fr. Bill asked me to write his bulletin message while he is on a well-deserved vacation and retreat. He also suggested I might introduce “Our Doors Are Open Welcome” initiative for returning Catholics and anyone interested in becoming Catholic.Don’t we all have friends and ... Read More »