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

July 25-26, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/30/15

Something unusual happened in our gospel reading this weekend. And it will continue to happen for the next four weeks. We jumped from the gospel of Mark to the gospel of John, chapter 6. Such a shift in the book of Sunday readings is highly unusual and deserves some ... Read More »

July 18-19, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/20/15

I had an enjoyable vacation, which included a wedding in Illinois and a family reunion and a family reunion in Wisconsin. Through all the miles of travel, you were never very far away in my thoughts. I appreciate the extra work that Fr. Jeremy and Bro. Phil took on ... Read More »

July 11-12, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/20/15

Bulletin, July 11-12, 2015

Vacation Bible School starts on Monday, 8:45! Exciting days! Remember in your prayers all the children and the teachers and helpers. Next Sunday the 19th parishioners provide lunch for Crossroads Soup Kitchen. Thanks to all of you who contributed or are working and to the ... Read More »

July 4-5, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/20/15

Blessings on all of you on this Independence Day Weekend! May the days be joyful for you and an opportunity to praise God as Pope Francis does in his new encyclical Laudato Sifor the beauty of our Sister Mother Earth.

We have special fervent prayers for our country and ... Read More »

June 27-28, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/20/15

I ended last week's bulletin saying that I would soon be on vacation; maybe you're surprised to hear from me again. Since our bulletin deadline is Monday, I'm writing this before actually leaving, and I really am not here as you read this today! Fr. Jeremy is now home ... Read More »