July 16, 2017
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Our parishioner, Mary Evans, gave birth to her baby son, Rohan, less than a month ago. It’s not her first child, so she knows about generativity. As she feeds, holds, rocks, diapers, and bathes little Rohan – over and over again, day and night, with little or no sleep – she passes along a bit of her very self to Rohan, over and over again. That is generativity, and it is also the spark of life that Rohan will draw on his entire life. And it’s what he will pass along to his children. Generativity lies at the core of the cycle of life.
July 2, 2017
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Last week I went to Sheridan Wyoming for a Kehrwald family reunion. It’s the town in which I grew up, and where my parents still live.
Part of returning home is revisiting old memories. I have a childhood memory that I want to share with you. But first, bring to mind the story in our first reading where the Prophet Elisha drops in to the woman in Shunem every now and then. She recognizes him as a holy man, a wise man, and so she wants to make a room for him.
June 18, 2017
by Gabe Triplett
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June 11, 2017 Year A
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Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
So, I will now proceed to explain to you, once and for all, the full understanding of the Trinity. . . . not. In the words of St. Augustine, “if you think you understand, then what you understand is not God.”
Two Stories of Immigration
June 5, 2017
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Today's homily is made up of two parishioners sharing their stories of immigration to the United States. The stories are presented anonymously to protect their identities.
Sr Phyllis Jaszkowiak
May 28, 2017
“Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?” These past 40 days have been a turmoil for all the disciples. Jesus is condemned, crucified, buried and then he rises. He appears to the women first, giving them the commission to tell the others that Jesus is risen. Jesus then appears to all the disciples, off and on, for the next 40 days.
by Joan Winchester
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 14, 2017
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I’m So excited for you– I know you have been working hard to learn all you can about what it means to receive Jesus in Communion –
When you were baptized, your parents made a promise to raise you in our Catholic Faith – They chose that for you because they value their own relationship with God and they want you to have a special relationship with Jesus too. So, you have been studying and learning about how we believe that Jesus is present to us in the bread and wine, right?
by Kate McCormick
Fifth Sunday of Easter (Mother's Day Weekend)
May 13, 2017
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Asked by Leif if I would give the Reflection on the Word for this evening's mass, I immediately declined because I was already committed to an annual beach trip for Mother's Day. Yet, I felt really honored to have been offered this vote of confidence, and so decided to challenge myself to write the reflection anyway . . . just to see.
April 30, 2017
Third Sunday of Easter
by Leif Kehrwald
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On a warm fall Saturday afternoon, some time ago, when I was a senior in high school, I met a girl named Robin. She was a senior at a neighboring high school. She and her friends were hanging out with me and my buddies. She was pretty. She was cool, and I wanted to be her friend. At the end of that day she invited me and my buddies to her youth group. We all said yes. So she said she would give us all a ride on Sunday night. When Sunday night came around, I was the only one waiting for her. No problem. I liked Robin.
Youth Ministry has asked our youth leadership team to begin reflecting on the Gospels. Parents are encouraged to work their children in this process, diving deeper into an exploration of the faith together. If you are a parent of a high school youth and you or your child is interested please contact Gabe at email@example.com. Resources are available to help guide you. Check in to the bulletin and the Church website to keep up to date with youth reflection on the Gospel