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January 23-24, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/25/16

For the last year, Catholics have observed a Year of Consecrated Life to draw attention to the special vocation of living one's life in community according to the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The year concludes on February 2nd. I thought that I would mention this one more ... Read More »

January 16-17, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/20/16

This weekend begins a period of special prayer and intercession, promoted by the Catholic Church and known as "9 Days For Life." We carried an insert in the bulletin last week on pro-life news which made note of it. In the middle of the novena is the 43rd anniversary ... Read More »

January 9-10, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/20/16

This weekend closes out the Christmas season. We remember the baptism of Jesus today, the event that launches Jesus on his mission of salvation. His baptism gives us another insight into the meaning of Christmas, although now he is no longer an infant.

'Like us in all things but ... Read More »

January 2-3, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/07/16

As we prepare to conclude the Christmas season (next Sunday, the Baptism of the Lord, is the final act of Christmas) I want to express my thanks for the many ways you have shown your generosity, to the parish, to the poor, and to us friars who live and ... Read More »