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August 16-17, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/18/14

First of all, I am happy to be back here after a relaxing vacation and renewing retreat. Fr. Jeremy is now on his vacation, recovering from all the extra duties that he took on while I was gone. Fr. Bob Weakley OFM, former pastor, enjoyed coming back to lend ... Read More »

August 9-10, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/13/14

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.People give ... Read More »

August 2-3, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/13/14

Thanks for your generous support of Missionary Fr. Noel O’Meara, CSSp. You contributed more than $3,200, enough to buy seven camels which, as Fr. Noel predicted, will soon be seen crossing the desert with flags on their hump saying, “Transfiguration.”In last week’s bulletin I urged you to be alert ... Read More »

July 26-27, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/13/14

From Fr. Jeremy:Our beloved pastor Fr. Bill asked me to write his bulletin message while he is on a well-deserved vacation and retreat. He also suggested I might introduce “Our Doors Are Open Welcome” initiative for returning Catholics and anyone interested in becoming Catholic.Don’t we all have friends and ... Read More »

July 19-20, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/16/14

Thank you for being generous to the mission appeal that Fr. Noel O'Meara is preaching this weekend. You'll find a description of the missions elsewhere in the bulletin.

I asked Bro. Eric to say a few words about himself in the bulletin this weekend:

Hello, my name is Br. ... Read More »

July 12-13, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/16/14

I will be going on vacation next week, from July 20 to August 3, then on retreat until August 8. Fr. Jeremy will be writing this column for the next couple of weeks.

On the weekend of July 20-21 the parish hosts the annual mission speaker. This year we ... Read More »

July 5-6, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 7/07/14

Do you know anyone who is interested in reconnecting with the Catholic Church? Perhaps you have a neighbor, or family member who is looking for a way to become active again. Fr. Jeremy shared with the pastoral council at the June meeting his plans to begin sessions to help ... Read More »

June 28-29, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/30/14

A year ago, I arrived to begin my ministry with you as your pastor. The last twelve months have gone by quickly. I wanted to spend this first year in getting to know you, experiencing the events that have become part of your traditions, and seeking the guidance of ... Read More »

June 21-22, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/24/14

Next Sunday we celebrate Saints Peter and Paul, a day fixed to June 29th. When June 29th falls on Sunday, it replaces the normal Sunday of Ordinary Time. The recent canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II come to mind as we celebrate the feast of the first ... Read More »

June 14-15, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/16/14

Fathers, this day is for you. May God always give you a thankful heart for the awesome privilege of fatherhood. For Jesus, every day was his Father's day. Jesus taught his disciples to pray to God by calling God our Father.

I am happy to report at the parish ... Read More »