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July 2-3, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/30/16

I mentioned at the masses last weekend that the first week of August will be a very special one for our parish. I mentioned in particular that we would host a special Holy Year mission from July 31 to August 2. Later it occurred to me that some may ... Read More »

June 25-26, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/27/16

A couple weeks ago I mentioned in my column our parish mission in early August. We are also planning another event to celebrate the Holy Year of Mercy. Save the date for Wednesday morning, August 3rd. We have reserved a time to visit the Holy Door at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral ... Read More »

June 18-19, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/20/16

 Vacation Bible School is July 11-15. Cave Quest—Following Jesus the Light of the World is a great opportunity for your children or grandchildren to learn more about Jesus Take a moment to think of other children who would profit from this blessing --a neighbor's children, a cousin's, a co worker's ... Read More »

June 11-12, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/20/16

I am sorry to inform you that our deacon, Tom Mohan, will be leaving our parish in early August. His family has relocated to Grand Rapids, MI. For several weeks he has commuted from Grand Rapids to minister with me at the Sunday masses. We both knew that this ... Read More »

June 4-5, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/20/16

Fr. Jeremy will be away this week, attending a fraternal gathering of the southwest Franciscans in Albuquerque. The meeting will be very similar to the one that we just finished last week, but for another province of Franciscans. When he comes back, it will be my turn to travel: ... Read More »

May 28-29, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/03/16

Last Wednesday evening, at our assembly this past week, we celebrated the anniversaries of numerous Franciscans, the 25th, 50th and beyond milestones of profession and ordination. I wanted to share with you that Fr. Jeremy was one of our jubilarians. He celebrated 65 years as a Franciscan, together with ... Read More »

May 21-22, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/03/16

My message this week will be very short. The friars will be gone all week to an assembly in southwestern Indiana, located at St. Meinrad Archabbey. We have quite a few pressing topics to address, and the days will be filled. Keep us in your prayers. Many thanks to ... Read More »

May 14-15, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/03/16

If you haven't signed up for Sunday afternoon's listening session, please consider doing so after this mass. Every voice counts at this stage of the Synod preparation. Here are the questions that you'll be asked to give a response to:

* What is an encounter with Jesus? * What ... Read More »