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Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/28/17
In just two weeks we celebrate the great solemnity of Pentecost, God's gift of the Holy Spirit sent into the world. Jesus has assured us of this gift. "I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate, the Spirit of truth. . . ." It is ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/15/17
Happy Mothers Day to all you who are being honored today. If you are reading this on Sunday, don't skip the breakfast prepared especially for our mothers (who eat free today) and being served up to 12:00 pm.
The mail is bringing in CSA envelopes every day. Thanks to ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/10/17
One of our favorite social events is the Mothers Day brunch taking place next weekend. Will you take the time after the Sunday morning masses (and before the 12:00 pm mass) to celebrate this special day with your mother? Thanks to the Mens Club for supporting our Mothers Day brunch.
The church promotes today as the World Day of Prayer for vocations. We added the official prayer (see below) to our intercessions at all the masses. However, these world day of prayers for various causes are meant to raise our awareness for daily prayer. At the end of the weekend, we'll collect all the prayer cards and make them available to you to use beyond this one day of prayer. Pray for young people to serve this archdiocese, our Franciscan province and the mission fields around the ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/01/17
May is just around the corner, and as always, it will be a busy month for the parish: First Communion, Mothers Day, and Confirmations, to name a few. May also brings our triennial provincial chapter meeting, a gathering of the friars in which we chart our lives and elect ... Read More »