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

February 27-28, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/29/16

I'm sure that you've heard about the November Synod that is being organized by the Archdiocese. I've mentioned it a couple times in this column. Every parish has been asked to arrange for a special listening session to garner ideas and concerns about the synod topic: evangelization. I am ... Read More »

February 20-21, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/22/16

We recently heard that former pastor, Fr. Larry Zurek, has been named by Pope Francis as a Missionary of Mercy during this special Holy Year. He will be one of 100 priests sent to the United States to help spread the message of mercy. These Missionaries, all 800 of ... Read More »

February 16-17, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/15/16

The next question on our November in-pew survey that I'd like to report on concerned what I called the "country of origin." I intended this question to help us better understand the unique blend of cultures that make up our parish. I found out something different instead.

The phrase ... Read More »

February 6-7, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/15/16

Did you notice the new Information Desk in the gathering space last weekend? A generous parishioner created it for the parish. Now all we need is one or two parishioners at each of our weekend masses to assist those with questions and distribute information about parish activities. I invite ... Read More »

January 30-31, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/01/16

For the next few weeks, you'll be reading a summary of the survey we conducted last November. The first three questions were the same as the previous year's survey, and for today, I'll limit my remarks to them. If you recall that weekend, we had snow that Saturday, and ... Read More »