Together in Spirit

September 2017 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

September 2017 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Vision Building for St. Joe's

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/25/17

Last Spring the Pastoral Council worked on producing a vision statement that would give guidance over the next several years. They consulted staff members and volunteers as they formulated a statement that starts by saying: “In fifteen years Saint Joseph of the Lakes will….”  This was work that I ... Read More »

Fr. Mike's Knee Surgery Set

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/19/17

On September 11, we received the permission necessary to sell our parish house so that we can proceed to build the new one. Do not be surprised when you see a "for sale" sign posted in the front yard. As I am preparing for my September 26 surgery I am realizing that ... Read More »

The Kneecap Needs Replacement

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/11/17

Several weeks ago while walking up the stairs of my house I felt something move in my right knee. It did not hurt; it just reminded me of the first time I damaged my knee replacement. That time was the Good Friday after I had my right knee replaced and I felt ... Read More »

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/05/17

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is asking all parishes of the Archdiocese to join with Catholics around the county to take up a second collection on the weekend of September 9 & 10 for Hurricane Harvey Emergency Relief.

The funds given to this collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts ... Read More »


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