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A Recent Daily Mass Homily by Deacon Harry Evans

Every Sunday we sit in the “nave” of the church, a word whose origins come from the Latin navis which means “boat” or “ship.”Jesus invites us to get into the boat which provides us safety and security…BUT   When we are in the boat do we realize that Jesus is sending us into troubled waters? [...]

2018-08-08T20:19:26+00:00

Many Thanks to Bishop Bransfield

Bishop Bransfield has deposited $30,000 in the St. Francis account for church renovations. That brings total funds received to $92,734.17!  The Bishop's support of our project is greatly appreciated.

2018-08-03T18:28:08+00:00

July 15, 2018 Homily

City Slickers is a movie about three middle aged friends whose idea of a vacation is to go on a cattle drive.  At one point Billy Crystal asks a crusty old cowboy what the meaning of life is.  The cowboy holds up one finger and says, “The meaning of life is one thing.”  Crystal says, [...]

2018-07-17T02:05:22+00:00

RENOVATIONS HAVE BEGUN!

Phase 1 of our long-awaited renovation has begun! Phase 1 entails the removal of the pews, carpeting, and old tile under the carpeting followed by the installation of the new flooring on the old side of the church.  Phase I is expected to be completed by September 21. During this phase of the construction, it [...]

2018-07-27T16:44:27+00:00

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The primary goal of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is to help those interested in the Catholic faith to learn about what it means to be “catholic” and grow closer to God as they journey through life. The RCIA is a spiritual journey during which catechumens (those not baptized) and candidates (those baptized, [...]

2018-07-20T19:38:15+00:00

July 8, 2018 Homily

Clio was a woman who struggled with a weight all her life.  Recently through exercise and dieting she had lost 75 pounds.  Her friends and co- workers were so proud of her.  Then one morning she came walking into the office with a half-eaten box of a dozen donuts.  One of her co-workers said, “Clio, [...]

2018-07-17T02:01:45+00:00

RENOVATIONS TO BEGIN JULY 23

The long-awaited renovations for the church are scheduled to begin Monday, July 23 with Phase 1 of the project. Phase 1 entails the removal of the pews, carpeting, and old tile under the carpeting followed by the installation of the new flooring on the old side of the church.  Phase I is expected to be [...]

2018-07-06T17:30:08+00:00

A Thank You and Welcome to Lisa Keiling

Fr. Paul has named Lisa Keiling as the Acting Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry.  When invited, she thought and prayed about it, and said “Yes!”  She needs our prayers, support, time and talent.  A meeting is scheduled for any and all volunteers for Sunday Faith Formation or Youth Ministry Programs on Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30 pm in De [...]

2018-07-06T17:27:17+00:00

The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

“Among those born of women no one is greater than John” (Lke 7:28). These words which Jesus said about John the Baptist are the reason why we celebrate the Feast of the Birthday John the Baptist. As a rule, the church celebrates the feast of a saint once a year, on the anniversary of the [...]

2018-06-28T15:05:31+00:00

The Body and Blood of Christ

Being a n early riser, I usually went to daily Mass with my Dad form the time I was in kindergarten.  Therefore, the greatest day of my life was when I celebrated and received my first communion.  So caught up in the joyous wonder of being able to receive communion, I began to count the [...]

2018-06-17T13:03:23+00:00