In his reflection on today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles Fr. Roger Karban talks about a principle that is used by many of our sacred authors of scripture. The principle is called Uhrzeit als Endzeit. The German phrase can be translated as “the beginning is actually the end.” The technique is used when […]

Welcome to everyone who joins us today to celebrate Easter. It is our hope that you always feel welcome here. Recently our Pope wrote an exhortation called “The Joy of the Gospel.” He is a person who exhibits that joy in so many ways. He invites us to know that joy too. In our first […]

Holy Week is upon us. The question for us is how will we keep this week holy? I hope you will take some added time to pray this week. Our church offers beautiful liturgies through the period we call the Triduum (the three days leading up to Easter). I hope you will take time to […]

Here are some opportunities in our parish to help make your Lent complete: There are still some opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The following parishes have Reconciliation Services this week: Sunday, April 6     Presentation Parish Monday, April 7    Holy Spirit Parish Wednesday, April 9   St. Robert Parish-Blue Springs All services start at 7:00 […]

This weekend we hear the story of Jesus healing the man who was blind from birth. The disciples ask Jesus, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Their question innocently reflects the accepted wisdom that presumed some sin, either of the individual or his parents, was the root cause […]

This Lent I have been reading daily reflections by Fr. Robert Barron.  Below is one I read recently encouraging us to pray. What is prayer? Saint John of Damascus said, “Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God.” When someone asked Thomas Merton to reveal the one thing he should do to […]

The week I left for vacation we received a cd from Bishop Finn regarding the Forward in Faith Campaign. The message was not played at masses, but there is a written copy of what the bishop said in last week’s Catholic Key. I am including a few excerpts from his message. “The Forward in Faith […]


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