Browsing the December 2015 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

December 26-27, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/29/15

The calendar year is coming to a close this week. On Friday we begin a new year with the celebration of Mary the Mother of God. Please join us at our vigil mass on Thursday evening at 4:30pm, or at our 10:00am mass on Friday.

Our Archbishop, Allen Vigneron, ... Read More »

December 19-20, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/22/15

The friars and the staff wish all of you a very blessed and merry Christmas. I look forward to seeing you at the Christmas masses and the Holy Family masses over the weekend. Most parish activities are on hold as we focus on the birth of Christ and family ... Read More »

December 12-13, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/15/15

We are now officially into the Jubilee Year of Mercy. One of the great blessings of being a priest is to encounter with another person this mercy within the sacrament of reconciliation. The spirit was indeed present last Wednesday evening among all the faithful and the priests who celebrated ... Read More »

December 5-6, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/07/15

On Tuesday, the jubilee year of mercy formally begins on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Pope Francis will open the Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica. in the following weeks, similar special doors will open in Rome and in dioceses around the world. The door represents ... Read More »