From the Pastor

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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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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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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