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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 »

May 31 - June 1, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/01/15

Next Sunday Bishop Hanchon will celebrate the 10:00 am parish mass and will confirm our six candidates. I invite the rest of the parish to keep these young people in prayer this week, especially this Friday evening when they will have a special prayer vigil to help them prepare ... Read More »

May 23-24, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/26/15

After this weekend, our large paschal candle will return to its usual place near our baptismal font, marking the end of the Easter Season. Until next year, it will only burn to mark the beginning and the ending of the Christian journey: baptisms and funerals. Even unlit, however, the ... Read More »

May 16-17, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/18/15

Congratulations to those couples who have reached significant wedding anniversaries this year. I appreciate your willingness to be present at our special mass at Sunday noon to receive your blessing. At all the masses this weekend we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. Just as your wedding day marked the ... Read More »

May 9-10, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/11/15

We celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday. I hope it is a special day for all of you whom God has called to motherhood. Even though it has been almost seven years since my mother passed away, she is still very present to me. If your mother is still alive, ... Read More »

May 2-3, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/04/15

Congratulations to Isaiah and Matthew who celebrate their first communion at the 10:00am mass. They are giving to us an important witness about the Blessed Sacrament which we all need to take to heart. Their first sacramental encounter with the Body and Blood of Christ can lead us back ... Read More »