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“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 [...]


Homily Notes – September 17, 2017

Peter’s question was both simple and sincere, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive?"  Peter wanted to know what the Lord expected of him and others.  According to the opinions and teachings of the best scholars of the day, the answer to that question was "Three times." On this occasion, [...]


Homily Notes – September 3, 2017

Charles grew up wanting to be a priest.  Just as he was about to begin to realize his dream by entering the seminary something terrible happened.  His older brother died.  Although he wanted to go to the seminary, Charles knew that his help was needed to help raise his many nieces and nephews.  Finally after [...]


August 27, 2017 Flood

Sometime after 8:00 pm Saturday August 27 a valve on the toilet in the bathroom in the narthex or entrance area into the Old Side of the church blew out. Thousands of gallons of water flooded the Old Side of the Church as well as DeSales Hall right below. It was encouraging to see how [...]