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

March 25-26, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/27/17

We've reached the half-way point of Lent, and I hope that you are in the rhythm of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. As I've mentioned already, this Wednesday evening is our reconciliation service. I hope that your evening is clear to join us for an experience of our Lord's mercy. ... Read More »

March 18-19, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/20/17

It is not to early to set a date for an encounter with our merciful God. The sacrament of reconciliation gains much prominence during the Lenten season, and rightly so. What we pledge on Ash Wednesday (to repent and believe in the Gospel) is effectively carried out through the ... Read More »

March 11-12, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/20/17

Every year we host two missionary speakers, one through our Franciscan missionary cooperative, and another from national organizations such as Bread for the World. On the weekend of April 22-23, the organization Unbound is sending Fr. Greg Schmitt, a Redemptorist priest from Chicago, to speak on behalf of this ... Read More »

March 4-5, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/06/17

Lent always begins with a packed Ash Wednesday mass and a surge of good intentions to make this the best Lent ever. We had overflowing pews at our noon mass, and our supply of ashes is greatly diminished. The same is true of every parish around the world. I'm ... Read More »