Browsing the May 2015 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

May 23-24, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/26/15

After this weekend, our large paschal candle will return to its usual place near our baptismal font, marking the end of the Easter Season. Until next year, it will only burn to mark the beginning and the ending of the Christian journey: baptisms and funerals. Even unlit, however, the ... Read More »

May 16-17, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/18/15

Congratulations to those couples who have reached significant wedding anniversaries this year. I appreciate your willingness to be present at our special mass at Sunday noon to receive your blessing. At all the masses this weekend we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. Just as your wedding day marked the ... Read More »

May 9-10, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/11/15

We celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday. I hope it is a special day for all of you whom God has called to motherhood. Even though it has been almost seven years since my mother passed away, she is still very present to me. If your mother is still alive, ... Read More »

May 2-3, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/04/15

Congratulations to Isaiah and Matthew who celebrate their first communion at the 10:00am mass. They are giving to us an important witness about the Blessed Sacrament which we all need to take to heart. Their first sacramental encounter with the Body and Blood of Christ can lead us back ... Read More »