From the Pastor

Are you envious because I am generous?

September 22, 2023
I have to say, every time I hear this Sunday’s gospel I think of my grandpa. He is 89 years old, and he is not baptized. I have had conversations...
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Eucharist Revival! Are you revived yet?

May 31, 2024
Revive.  Survive.  Alive.  Thrive. As we find ourselves in the midst of the Eucharistic Revival, which one of these “-ives” can you honestly say you find yourself in?  Do you...
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O Blessed Trinity!

May 24, 2024
“When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.” Just this past Monday, I gave a talk on “what I learned from the game of golf.”  In it, I...
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Blessed Pentecost! and a Tuesday Mass Announcement

May 17, 2024
“May God, Who Began a Good Work in You, Bring It to Fulfillment” This weekend, the Diocese of Cleveland celebrates the ordination of Deacon Michael Garvin, who will become Fr....
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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2024
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do.  If you want to bring happiness...
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Make it a Mary May!

May 3, 2024
As you enter the Memorare Center, you may have noticed artwork above the 2nd door entrance.  One of our members, Louise Udovich, painted that beautiful image of Mary, wrapping her...
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Jesus, You Take the Lead

April 26, 2024
Last week, a parishioner sent this to me. I have to say this made me laugh! Maybe you have noticed how my dog Blaise has the knack of walking himself. ...
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“Behold, I make all things new!”

April 12, 2024
It is time to share some very exciting news with you!  In the month of May, we are going to spruce up the church!  A number of years ago, the...
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Divine Mercy Sunday

April 5, 2024
“Peace be with you.”  I am always blown away by these first words of Jesus to His disciples as He appeared to them for the first time since the Resurrection.  “Peace...
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Alleluia!  He is Risen!  Alleluia!

March 31, 2024
Alleluia!  He is Risen!  Alleluia! Christians, to the Paschal Victim Offer your thankful praises! A Lamb the sheep redeems; Christ, who only is sinless, Reconciles sinners to the Father. Death...
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 15, 2024
We have quite a week ahead of us!  Please do your best to make room in your calendar and take advantage of what St. Francis is offering this week. Parish...
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Happy Laetare Sunday!

March 8, 2024
We are God’s handiwork.  “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them” (Eph...
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March is upon us!

March 1, 2024
As we enter into the month of March, be mindful of the many ways God may want to enter into your life and help you along the season of Lent. ...
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Hold nothing back, but….

February 23, 2024
I remember in my first summer of priesthood, I attended a funeral for a priest in our diocese.  At the funeral luncheon, somehow, I ended up sitting with a table...
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Lent: moving from a dessert to a desert experience

February 16, 2024
We all know what dessert is.  After we eat our fill of a meal, we find room for something sweet and delicious.  I know, as a kid, if I could...
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Valentines Day Canceled

February 9, 2024
Okay, so it's not really canceled, but this year Ash Wednesday falls on February 14, 2024. Valentine’s Day is “canceled” in the sense that as Catholics, Ash Wednesday marks the...
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