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1212, 2017

Make a New Beginning

Homily Notes for December 10, 2017 Second Sunday of Advent A little boy walked out into his backyard wearing a baseball cap and carrying a bat and all.  “I am the greatest hitter in the world,” he said.  Then he tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, missed.  “Strike one!” he yelled.  “I am the greatest hitter in the world,” he said.  Then he tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, missed again.  “Strike Two !” he yelled.  “I am the greatest hitter in the world,” he said.  Then he tossed the ball into the air, [...]

712, 2017

Remember! Celebrate! Believe!

Once upon a time a four year old girl pulled on his mom’s skirt as she was baking cookies.     She asked, “How long is it until Christmas?”  “Three more weeks,” came the answer.  “I can’t wait that long,” the child screamed.  “I want to have Christmas NOW.  I want a horse NOW.  Why do we have to wait for everything?”  The woman thought about it, got down on her knees, and explained, “Well, honey, if we could have all the things we want NOW, there’d be no surprises, no excitement -- there’d be nothing to look forward to.”  The girl [...]

712, 2017

12/7/07 Minutes

Ad Hoc Sanctuary Committee Minutes for 12/07/17   The Ad Hoc Sanctuary Committee met on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Rectory and in the church.  Present were Rusty Rappold, John Sadowski, Deacon Harry Evans, Marcia Evans, Ann Conte, Fran Klaus, Jesse Loot, Skip Jennings,  Father Paul Wharton, and David Gardiner (from Gardiner-Hall Associates).  The minutes were accepted as distributed.     Mr. Gardiner presented a series of handouts with price estimates for the new flooring and liturgifal appointments: ambo, font, altar of repose.  The price estimate for the new floor is $130,000.  The reasons for not going with carpet [...]

2911, 2017

Who is Jesus Christ?

“Who do you say that I am?” is a question that Jesus asked his disciples.   It is a question every believer from the first to the 21st  century.  This morning I would like us to reflect on that question by sharing a poem that I have adapted, added to and subtracted from.       Perhaps in this day and age, time and place to some people Jesus belongs in another age when life was simple. But even so, for millions upon millions of believers Jesus is an important and present reality in their lives.   If I am broken by [...]

2111, 2017

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 stubborn my dad.  So if we had liver or peas or something else I really disliked, I would eat it first and save the parts of the meal I liked most for the end.  Saint Matthew, who paints Jesus as the great teacher saves some [...]

1611, 2017

Ad Hoc Sanctuary Committee Update October 30, 2017

St. Francis de Sales Church Ad Hoc Sanctuary Committee October 30, 2017 - The committee met at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary and opened with prayer - Those present: Ann Conte, Deacon Harry and Marcia Evans, Michael Farris, Annette and Skip Jennings, Fran Klaus, Dr. Jesse Loot, Emily Meadows, Margie Owens, Rusty Rappold, John Sadowski, and Father Paul Wharton. Guest: Mr. David Gardiner, Gardiner and Hall Associates - The minutes were accepted as presented. - The committee members re-introduced themselves to Mr. Gardiner. - Father Paul informed the committee that there were several loose pews on the old side [...]

1611, 2017

Pastoral Committee October 2017

FRANCIS DE SALES PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES – OCT. 19, 2017   Members of the St. Francis de Sales Pastoral Council met on Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 in the Church for a prayer led by Kathy Lynch. The membership then convened in the Church Hall and the meeting was called to order by President Benita Goode. Those attending, in addition to Benita, included Deacon Harry Evans (sitting in for Father Paul), Henry Bobbin, Charles Bou Abboud, Karen Creager, Bert Cruz, Regina Fairchild, Heather Fama, Kolleen Finch, John Halliwell, Annette Jennings, Lisa Killmer, Kathy Lynch, John Sadowski and Jamie Bowen. Buck Byron [...]

1611, 2017

Pastoral Council September 2017

FRANCIS DE SALES PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES – Sept. 21, 2017   Members of the St. Francis de Sales Pastoral Council met on Thursday Sept. 21, 2017 in the Church for a prayer led by Benita Goode. The membership then convened in the Church Hall and the meeting was called to order by President Benita Goode. Those attending, in addition to Benita, included Father Paul Wharton, Henry Bobbin, Charles Bou Abboud, Karen Creager, Bert Cruz, Regina Fairchild, Heather Fama, Kolleen Finch, John Halliwell, Annette Jennings, Lisa Killmer, Kathy Lynch, John Sadowski and Robert Tipane. Those absent included Buck Byron and Jamie [...]

1611, 2017

Pastoral Council August 2017

FRANCIS DE SALES PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES – AUGUST 17, 2017   Members of the St. Francis de Sales Pastoral Council met on Thursday August 17, 2017 in the Church for a prayer led by John Sadowski. The membership then convened in the Church Hall and the meeting was called to order by President Benita Goode. Those attending in addition to Benita included Father Paul Wharton, Karen Creager, Kolleen Finch, Lisa Killmer, Jamie Bowen, Kathy Lynch, John Sadowski, Henry Bobbin, Annette Jennings, Charles Bou Abboud, Buck Byron, Bert Cruz, and Heather Fama. Those absent included Regina Fairchild and John Halliwell.   [...]

711, 2017

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 going to start preaching about them.  The next month, he told us that he had been fired.  Another minister said, “They want to hear about sin in Chicago, not in Chattaroy.”                None of us likes to her someone talk about our sins. It is [...]