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

April 23-24, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/25/16

Mary Strong, our parish secretary, will be retiring at the end of April. This Sunday, after the 10:00 am mass, we are thanking her for her years of service to the parish with a brunch and reception. It is a small token of gratitude for faithfully serving our parish ... Read More »

April 16-17, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/18/16

Last week Pope Francis released the document, The Joy of Love, based on the work of last October's Synod on the Family. I was able to download a copy of it soon after and have begun to read the 250+ page report. Even after going through just a few ... Read More »

April 9-10, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/11/16

Next Sunday, April 17 is the World Day of Prayer for vocations. I invite you to join me in praying, not so much for vocations, because they are already present in peoples' lives, but for a spirit of generous response to these vocations. God's call for special service in ... Read More »

April 2-3, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/05/16

Celebrating the Easter liturgies was as uplifting for myself, Fr. Jeremy and Deacon Tom, as it always is. In fact, the entire Holy Week brings us back to the center of our faith and what it means to be a Catholic Christian. I hope that you too have rediscovered ... Read More »