From the Pastor

Time with God Changes Us Forever!

June 2, 2023
Just last week, I had the opportunity to go down to Salt Fork for a couple days.  I went with a couple of priest friends who are active, energetic and...
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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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Living for MORE!

February 2, 2024
“Job spoke, saying:  Is not man's life on earth a drudgery? Are not his days those of hirelings? He is a slave who longs for the shade, a hireling who...
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Be Free of Anxiety

January 26, 2024
“Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties…” (1 Cor 7:32). These few words express the heart of St. Paul and of our Lord Himself.  I...
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Teach me Your ways, O Lord

January 19, 2024
Happy Word of God Sunday!  This is a great day to rejoice in the fact that we have one of the greatest guides in all of time to help us,...
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How will I know?

January 12, 2024
This week, I want to share from the USCCB website on discerning God’s will in your life, especially as we pray with the first reading and the psalm for this...
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Don’t overlook what Jesus is offering!

January 5, 2024
“…on entering the house they saw the child with Mary His mother. They prostrated themselves and did Him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered Him gifts of gold,...
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Happy New Year!

December 28, 2023
Happy New Year! “…whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Col 3:17)....
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Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2023
“Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord!” Today we celebrate one of the most important days of all time: Christmas Day!  The day that changed humanity.  The day that...
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From the Pastors of St. Francis Past!

December 15, 2023
From the Pastors of St. Francis Past! Just last week, Fr. Bline sent me an email sharing that he was going through some bulletin articles from the past and came...
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Been to the Dentist Lately?

December 8, 2023
Full disclosure.  I have been a bad disciple of dentistry.  As a result, I have visited the dentist 4 times within the last 2 months!  And still have one more...
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Are you carrying too much?

December 1, 2023
Every week I like taking my dog Blaise to my grandpa’s property in the Wadsworth area.  I will run him down the driveway and almost always he stops and picks...
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Come, Holy Spirit!

November 24, 2023
“Come, you who are blessed by My Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I...
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Jesus entrusts His life to us!

November 17, 2023
“Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master's joy.” In the gospel this weekend,...
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My soul is thirsting for You, O Lord my God!

November 10, 2023
“O God, You are my God whom I seek; for You my flesh pines and my soul thirsts like the earth, parched, lifeless and without water.” Whether we know it...
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