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Saving the Best for Last

I have been to homes where moms cooked three different menus because of picky eaters.  But when I was a child we had to eat what was put on our plate before we left the table.  After once or twice leaving the table and going directly to bed, I learned that no one could out [...]


Winter Raffle

Stop by the parish office to buy a raffle ticket for our Special Winter Raffle. 4 Prizes. Two Family Memberships to the YMCA ($600 ea.) A Gift Certificate for a package from Adventures on the Gorge A Shopping & Gifting Extravaganza Basket with gift cards & certificates totally $1,000 Tickets are $20 and all proceeds support our Teen Ministry's [...]


Seven Kinds of Pharisees

When I lived in Williamson, there was a young preacher from the little town of Chattaroy who was the new minister at the local church.  After two or three of our monthly meetings, he told us that he had been there long enough to see the problems in the church.  He told us he was [...]


“Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with your God.”

One summer I worked as a coal-sampling technician for the local power plant. Each day 100 or so carloads of coal would be unloaded from a train. From some of the cars a sample would be taken. I, in turn, would take a sample from each sample. These samples would be crushed and pulverized, dried [...]


Gotta Serve Somebody

When Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 2016, many people were surprised. They forgot that songs are poems put to music.  One of his Grammy Award winning songs was: Gotta Serve Somebody. You may be an ambassador to England or France, You may like to gamble, you might like to dance, [...]


Sanctuary Committee Update

St. Francis de Sales Church Ad Hoc Sanctuary Committee September 20, 2017   The committee met at 6:30 p.m. in the Rectory and opened with prayer Those present: Ann Conte, Marcia Evans, Annette and Skip Jennings, Fran Klaus, Dr. Jesse Loot, Emily Meadows, Margie Owens, Rusty Rappold, John Sadowski, and Father Paul Wharton. Absent: Deacon Harry [...]


Ad Hoc Sanctuary Committee Minutes September 5, 2017

St. Francis de Sales Church Ad Hoc Sanctuary Committee September 5, 2017 The committee met at 6:30 p.m. in the Rectory and opened with prayer Those present: Ann Conte, Deacon Harry and Marsha Evans, Michael Farris, Annette and Skip Jennings, Fran Klaus, Emily Meadows, Margie Owens, and Father Paul Wharton. Absent: Dr. Jesse Loot Father asked [...]


Homily Notes – October 8, 2017

It seems impossible for me to preach this today without saying something about the terrible, tragic event that happened last Sunday night in Nevada.   The parable of the wicked tenants in the Vineyard helps explain how some  such evil things happen and what the response of God will be.  Consider: ♦ God has given [...]


Homily Notes – October 1, 2017

The Karate Kid was a popular and heart-warming movie.  It was the story about a young boy who asks a man from Okinawa to teach him karate.  The old man agrees only on the condition that the boy obey him without hesitation.  When the youngster agrees, the man has him do things like wash and [...]


Homily Notes – September 24, 2017

When the church introduced the three-year cycle of Sunday readings in 1970, its main goal was to better expose Catholics to the riches of sacred scripture.  Indeed, by coming to Mass every Sunday, we hear much more of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John than ever before. Not everyone realizes that the first [...]