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July 7-8, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/28/18

Last week I shared with you the first three goals and strategies from the plan endorsed by the Pastoral Council. Today I share goals 4-6. These ideas emerged from the Listening Sessions and the discussion of my summary by the Commissions and Pastoral Council. We hope that these ideas ... Read More »

June 30 - July 1, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/25/18

  At the Pastoral Council meeting last week we endorsed the Vision Statement, along with some goals and strategies which will help us move toward that vision of the future and guide us in practical and specific ways in the coming year. In the next few bulletins, I would ... Read More »

June 23-24, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/22/18

If you are not Catholic and are interested in exploring that possibility, (or know of someone who might be interested) or if you are a baptized Catholic but did not receive First Eucharist and/or Confirmation, or if your child is seven years or older and needs to celebrate any ... Read More »

June 16-17, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/15/18

First communions, confirmations, graduations, weddings, ordinations! While we begin to slow down a bit for summer, there is still a lot that goes on during this time of year. A lot of wonderful things to celebrate and remember. Last month we honored our mothers, and today we celebrate our ... Read More »

June 9-10, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/06/18

In a recent bulletin article, I told you about the discernment process going among the OFM Franciscan Friars in the United States. Currently there are seven OFM Franciscan Provinces across the United States. For several years six of the provinces have been discussing the wisdom and possibility of becoming ... Read More »

June 2-3, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/31/18

For the last several months, the Pastoral Council has been discussing goals for the coming few years and strategies that we might use to move toward those goals. We first spent some time thinking about what kind of future we want to move toward. To that end, we decided ... Read More »

May 26-27, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/31/18

As we celebrate today the feast of the Holy Trinity, we remember that our God is RELATIONSHIP, Father, Son, and Spirit, living in love with one another, Since we are created in the image and likeness of God, we too, are called to live in love, in right relationship ... Read More »

May 19-20, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/14/18

  We are remembering and celebrating today the gift of God’s Holy Spirit to the disciples and to us. Since the Feast of Pentecost is often called the birthday of the Church, let me wish you all a happy birthday! This idea echoes St. Peter’s sentiment in his first ... Read More »

May 12-13, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/14/18

In our country today we honor our Mothers; so Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers, Stepmothers, and Grandmothers. Some of us also have women who might not be our biological mothers, but they have “adopted” us and “mothered” us. We are so very grateful for the life you ... Read More »

May 5-6, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 5/02/18

We have finally reached the lovely month of May, the month of Mary, of Mothers, of First Communions (on May 27). The weather warms, the trees, and flowers burst forth. It is a great time of year. Spring! Life! Growth! Many of us will be planting our gardens of ... Read More »