Browsing the June 2020 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

July 5, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/29/20

On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, the Archbishop announced a new initiative called “Families of Parishes.” This will affect us and all parishes in the Archdiocese. I don’t know much at this point, but will keep you informed as things move forward. This is from “Frequently Asked Questions” issued by ... Read More »

June 28, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/22/20

In the foyer of a church, a young boy was looking at a plaque with the names of men and women who had died in various wars. He asked the pastor, "Who are these people?" The pastor said, "Those are members from our church who died in the service." ... Read More »

June 21, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/15/20

I wanted you to be aware of these messages.

Fr. Jeff Pope Francis, General Audience, June 3 I greet the English-speaking faithful joining us through the media. Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in ... Read More »

June 14, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/13/20

We are going through a most unusual time, in many areas, but especially in the way we celebrate the Eucharist. For our health and safety, the obligation to attend Mass is suspended through September 6, (meaning the obligation begins again on the following Sunday, September 13).  Many of us ... Read More »

June 7, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/08/20

I am writing this message on Pentecost Sunday, May 31 since our bulletin has to be prepared early in the week before it is published. You are probably reading this on the weekend of June 6/7. I don’t know what will happen this week, but today and for the ... Read More »

May 31, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/02/20

For years, especially since Synod 16, the Archbishop and the Archdiocese have been praying for a “new Pentecost,” a new outpouring of God’s spirit, giving us courage, boldness, joy, and all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Today we celebrate the first Pentecost, and that gives new impetus to ... Read More »