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In the Gospels this week, Jesus sends the Apostles on a mission of evangelization, a mission that we continue today.  We Catholics cannot avoid the demand of evangelization… of proclaiming the faith. It is the central work of the Church that around which everything else we do revolves.   Do we need evangelization? The statistics couldn’t [...]


Parish Health Ministry

Be safe in the Sun.  Sun safety is not just for vacation.   Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. The number of skin cancer cases has been going up over the past few decades.  [...]


Theology On Tap and Uncorked

“Theology On Tap and Uncorked” will meet at The Dish Café in Daniels on the Mondays of July 15 and August 12 at  6:30 PM. Come early and have dinner with Fr. Paul.  There is a room reserved for us. And there will be a presentation followed by questions and discussion.


Corpus Christi

When I graduated from high school 45 years ago my sister Susan gave me this cross made from WV coal. In the years that followed this cross reminded me of Jesus, but also of my graduation and my sister. 28 years ago today his month, my sister died suddenly and unexpectedly. Now when I look [...]


Eucharistic Procession and Luncheon

On JUNE 23, 2019 WE WILL BE CELEBRATING THE EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION, CORPUS CHRISTI, THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST, AT THE 11:00 AM MASS.  AFTER THE EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION WE WILL HOST A LUNCH IN DE SALES HALL. We will provide the meat/buns/drinks and chips. The Eucharistic Procession Committee would like to ask YOU to bring [...]


Job Opening: Preschool Teacher

PRESCHOOL TEACHER WANTED: St. Francis de Sales School is looking for a qualified Preschool Teacher to prepare small children for kindergarten. Qualifications include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods in order to help students acclimate to the next level of education, improve their social competencies and build self-esteem. BSc/BA in education or relevant field preferred. Please [...]


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be June 17th - 20th at 6:00 PM in the De Sales Hall and the Gym. Call the parish office 253-3695. Registration forms available in the vestibules.


Pentecost Sunday

A story tells of an 18th century Eskimo who lived in a remote village miles from anything resembling civilization. On a visit to a trading post general store he saw, an electric light bulb which had just been installed in the general store. He was amazed when he saw the store owner reach up, pull [...]