Browsing the November 2016 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

November 26-27, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/28/16

Today is the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new year of worship. We will hear from the gospel of Matthew on most Sundays in this cycle. Why not begin Advent by coming to our Thursday evening bible study with Sr. Helen Therese Bodziak? This group ... Read More »

November 19-20, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/28/16

The friars and parish staff wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving. Every mass is certainly the deepest possible expression of Thanksgiving, but we still need this holiday to gather with our family (if possible) and express to one another a deeply-felt thanks. I will be in Indiana with some ... Read More »

November 12-13, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/28/16

We are entering into the final week of the Holy Year of Mercy. Looking back over this past year, I find that my own spirit was touched by the recurring and persistent call to accept and to give mercy. I hope that the practice of mercy has taken root ... Read More »

November 5-6, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/28/16

You may notice that our Sunday readings leading up to November 20th have taken on a different tone. The Church asks us to reflect more deeply upon the time that is allotted to each of us, especially in regard to the end times and the final judgment.

But even ... Read More »