Browsing the February 2017 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

February 25-26, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/27/17

I picked up one of the last copies of "The Word Among Us" which we made available to the parish last weekend. Many of you are already preparing to enter into the spirit of Lent with great enthusiasm. I am eager to walk with you through these forty days ... Read More »

February 18-19, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/27/17

You will soon be seeing our Lenten schedule in the bulletin, since Ash Wednesday, March 1, is only a week and a half away. If our noon mass does not fit in your work schedule, please come to our evening Mass. Ordinarily we have adoration on the afternoon and ... Read More »

 February 11-12, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/27/17

 

Since last Tuesday our country has been celebrating National Marriage Week; it will end this Tuesday on Valentine's Day. It is a week dedicated to strengthening marriages. Today let us pray for all who are married, especially for those who are in the early years of marriage, that ... Read More »

February 4-5, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/27/17

Isaiah's prophecy in our first reading today is so timely as the recent executive orders on immigration and a wall on our southern border stir controversy in the USA and beyond. These initiatives have drawn comment from our own archbishop as well as other church leaders. In case you ... Read More »

January 28-29, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/27/17

Is the winter cold and flu season taking its toll on you? Come back next weekend for the blessing of throats. After the closing song, form lines as we do when you receive communion and receive a blessing for your throat "and for all other illness." This is one ... Read More »