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August 8-9, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/10/15

I hope to see many of you at our parish picnic this Sunday afternoon. This is the only event where the entire parish can come together and enjoy each other's company, and meet fellow parishioners whose paths rarely cross our own. The parish office will be closed on Monday ... Read More »

August 1-2, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/03/15

Fr. Bill is back! We rejoice! He will be writing next week’s column.

Thanks for your response to “Our Doors Are Open. Welcome!” Continue to be alert to helping anyone who may be interested. It might be helpful to review why some people leave and why some come back.

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July 25-26, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/30/15

Something unusual happened in our gospel reading this weekend. And it will continue to happen for the next four weeks. We jumped from the gospel of Mark to the gospel of John, chapter 6. Such a shift in the book of Sunday readings is highly unusual and deserves some ... Read More »

July 18-19, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/20/15

I had an enjoyable vacation, which included a wedding in Illinois and a family reunion and a family reunion in Wisconsin. Through all the miles of travel, you were never very far away in my thoughts. I appreciate the extra work that Fr. Jeremy and Bro. Phil took on ... Read More »

July 11-12, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/20/15

Bulletin, July 11-12, 2015

Vacation Bible School starts on Monday, 8:45! Exciting days! Remember in your prayers all the children and the teachers and helpers. Next Sunday the 19th parishioners provide lunch for Crossroads Soup Kitchen. Thanks to all of you who contributed or are working and to the ... Read More »

July 4-5, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/20/15

Blessings on all of you on this Independence Day Weekend! May the days be joyful for you and an opportunity to praise God as Pope Francis does in his new encyclical Laudato Sifor the beauty of our Sister Mother Earth.

We have special fervent prayers for our country and ... Read More »

June 27-28, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/20/15

I ended last week's bulletin saying that I would soon be on vacation; maybe you're surprised to hear from me again. Since our bulletin deadline is Monday, I'm writing this before actually leaving, and I really am not here as you read this today! Fr. Jeremy is now home ... Read More »

June 20-21, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/22/15

Last Sunday's gospel contained two parables about seeds and plants. These parables reminded me to share with you some information on our own parish grounds. Who can forget the many weeks that it took to repair the drainage sewer along Code Road? The sewer work is finished, but some ... Read More »

June 13-14, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/15/15

Fr. Joe Hund, who has spent much of his sabbatical with us, will be leaving this weekend to take up a new assignment in Lafayette, LA. I appreciate having him as part of our friary and parish family, and for the times that he has helped out with masses. ... Read More »

June 6-7, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/08/15

This year the feast of St. Anthony occurs on a Saturday. Since he is so important in our Franciscan tradition, we will have a special mass at 9:00am on Saturday morning. The customary blessing and distribution of bread will take place at this mass. You are all welcome to ... Read More »