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From the Desk of Fr. Mike

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

God is a Community of Beings

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/29/18

I am a bit surprised that the Church has not elected to use the creation of humanity as the first reading today. In the story in Genesis God creates humanity in his image: male and female. They are to live in community. Therefore a man shall leave his mother ... Read More »

A reflection for Mother's

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/21/18

This is from an address by Pope Francis on Wednesday, 7 January 2015. It is a week late, but it is a great reflection for Mother’s Day. 

The family - 2. The mother

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. Today we continue with catechesis on the Church and we will reflect on ... Read More »

Part Two from Pope Francis' recent Apostolic Exhortation

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/14/18

As I wrote last week I am copying a part of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation concerning the two subtle enemies of holiness.  Today we will listen to him speak about contemporary pelagianism (I have highlighted certain portions of the text)

      47. Gnosticism gave way to ... Read More »

Thoughts and Challenges from Pope Francis' "Gaudete et Exsultate"

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/07/18

In his Apostolic Exhortation: “Gaudete et exsultate” Pope Francis writes about the call to holiness in today’s world.  In his second chapter he writes about the two subtle enemies of holiness; contemporary gnosticism and contemporary pelagianism. These are profound thoughts and challenges so for the next two weeks I ... Read More »

How are the Rectory Plans coming along?

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/30/18

The plans for the new rectory were approved by the facilities committee and the bids for contractors have been gathered. With the thawing of the ground the road restrictions will soon be lifted and the work of building the rectory can begin. We asked the Archdiocese for permission to ... Read More »

Snow in April?!?

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/27/18

It has been many years since last we faced such an epic snowstorm. I had a funeral on Saturday morning and decided to stay for the afternoon Mass. I watched the snow fall but I had no idea of how bad the driving had become. By four fifteen in the afternoon ... Read More »

It was a Wonderful Easter Celebration!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/09/18

We had such a wonderful Easter! At each of the triduum liturgies I was overwhelmed with the talent that was being shared by our choir. Our readers did their best as they read the seven major readings for Easter Saturday. This year with a master of ceremonies assisting at our ... Read More »

Hallelujah - He is Risen!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/03/18

So many Catholics focus on the death of Jesus and not the resurrection. When we look at the cross we think, Jesus died for my sins. While this is true and good, it is only part of the message! The fact that he rose from the dead and conquered ... Read More »

Celebrate Easter with Us!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/26/18

As we enter into this most holy time of the Church’s calendar my hope is that you will be able to take time to join the community in its celebration of the Triduum. These celebrations highlight the most important events of our faith life. We celebrate the gift of ... Read More »

The Confessional is a Beautiful Place

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/19/18

For many years I had the impression that Christianity was a self-improvement program. I thought we were given the sacrament of Reconciliation with hope that we can make promises that we would change our behavior but as I have gotten older I have discovered this is a very misleading ... Read More »

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