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January 30-31, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/01/16

For the next few weeks, you'll be reading a summary of the survey we conducted last November. The first three questions were the same as the previous year's survey, and for today, I'll limit my remarks to them. If you recall that weekend, we had snow that Saturday, and ... Read More »

January 23-24, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/25/16

For the last year, Catholics have observed a Year of Consecrated Life to draw attention to the special vocation of living one's life in community according to the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The year concludes on February 2nd. I thought that I would mention this one more ... Read More »

January 16-17, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/20/16

This weekend begins a period of special prayer and intercession, promoted by the Catholic Church and known as "9 Days For Life." We carried an insert in the bulletin last week on pro-life news which made note of it. In the middle of the novena is the 43rd anniversary ... Read More »

January 9-10, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/20/16

This weekend closes out the Christmas season. We remember the baptism of Jesus today, the event that launches Jesus on his mission of salvation. His baptism gives us another insight into the meaning of Christmas, although now he is no longer an infant.

'Like us in all things but ... Read More »

January 2-3, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/07/16

As we prepare to conclude the Christmas season (next Sunday, the Baptism of the Lord, is the final act of Christmas) I want to express my thanks for the many ways you have shown your generosity, to the parish, to the poor, and to us friars who live and ... Read More »

December 26-27, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/29/15

The calendar year is coming to a close this week. On Friday we begin a new year with the celebration of Mary the Mother of God. Please join us at our vigil mass on Thursday evening at 4:30pm, or at our 10:00am mass on Friday.

Our Archbishop, Allen Vigneron, ... Read More »

December 19-20, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/22/15

The friars and the staff wish all of you a very blessed and merry Christmas. I look forward to seeing you at the Christmas masses and the Holy Family masses over the weekend. Most parish activities are on hold as we focus on the birth of Christ and family ... Read More »

December 12-13, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/15/15

We are now officially into the Jubilee Year of Mercy. One of the great blessings of being a priest is to encounter with another person this mercy within the sacrament of reconciliation. The spirit was indeed present last Wednesday evening among all the faithful and the priests who celebrated ... Read More »

December 5-6, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/07/15

On Tuesday, the jubilee year of mercy formally begins on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Pope Francis will open the Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica. in the following weeks, similar special doors will open in Rome and in dioceses around the world. The door represents ... Read More »

November 28-29, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 11/30/15

 

What came to mind as you entered the church today and looked at the Advent wreath which hangs over the baptismal font? Did it bring to mind the family Advent wreath that sat in the middle of the dining room table when you were younger? The simplicity of ... Read More »