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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 »

June 7-8, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/09/14

This weekend we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the small group of faithful disciples. Over the centuries, the Holy Spirit has come with power into the lives of individuals and communities to guide, strengthen and comfort us on our way to ... Read More »

May 31-June 1, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/01/14

We welcome all of our newly registered parishioners to our 10 AM mass on Sunday, June 1. I hope that you'll find our parish to be welcoming to you and to the gifts that you bring to our faith community.

We are also setting aside this weekend to recognize ... Read More »

May 24-25, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/27/14

The parish doors open this week for photo appointments. I was very happy to see that we have filled most, if not all, of the available slots. I am really looking forward to the final product. Please remember that the only way to have your own copy is to ... Read More »

May 17-18, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/13/14

Every three years Franciscans gather as a province to discuss our life together and to plan for the future. This week all three of us will be at such a meeting. We call it the Provincial Chapter. Fr. George Berendt PIME will celebrate mass while we are gone. The ... Read More »