Together in Spirit

2018 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

2018 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

The Season to Grow Closer to the Father

Posted by Anne Serwe on 2/20/18

As we enter into this Lenten season some of us have already “blown it” by eating meat on Ash Wednesday or last Friday. Some started Lent with a new discipline like not eating candy only to find themselves with a hand full of M&Ms two days later. This is not a self-improvement ... Read More »

"Who am I to judge?"

Posted by Anne Serwe on 2/12/18

In one of Pope Francis’ first interviews one reporter asked him about a gay priest. His very famous answer was to say: “Who am I to judge?” It was very personal and an unexpected answer which caused great discomfort for many within the Church who use moral judgements to ... Read More »

Preparing for Lent

Posted by Anne Serwe on 2/06/18

It is Mardi Gras time. There is a group of German people called Speilmanzug, who follow a German way of preparing for Lent by beginning the celebration of Mardi Gras on November 11 at 11:00 pm. From that point until the beginning of Lent they hold several celebrations in which they ... Read More »

Thank You for the Warm Welcome Back

Posted by Anne Serwe on 1/29/18

I am pushing myself too hard; I can tell because twice now in the last week my right knee has “buckled” on me. The first time was at the grocery store and I was able to catch myself on the counter only to be asked by the clerk if ... Read More »

It's about the Commute

Posted by Anne Serwe on 1/22/18

Last week I caught myself being really whiney. It became apparent to me on Friday when I did not really have enough time to drive home, then come back again for a wedding rehearsal. I do not think I would have become so aware of being “whiney”, except that one of the wedding coordinators ... Read More »


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