We are quickly approaching Holy Week.  If you haven’t celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation yet, I encourage you to find time to do so before Holy Week.  Our Lady of Presentation Parish has their Reconciliation Service this Sunday, April 2nd, at 6:30 pm.  St. Robert Parish in Blue Springs has their Service Tuesday, April 4th […]

This weekend we are mailing the bulletin to everyone in the parish.  We do this for a couple of reasons.  We try to reach out to all our parishioners a few times of the year to inform you on things coming up in the parish.  With Holy Week approaching we thought this was a good […]

Michael R. Simone, S.J. comments that this Samaritan woman was one of Christ’s first evangelists.  He continues: John shows us a lonely woman.  She is living with a man who has no permanent obligations to her.  She scurries to the well in the heat of the day; others go at dawn and dusk.  Most Christians […]

So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect. —Mt. 5:48 We hear more challenges in our Scripture today.  Moses tells us to be holy because God is holy.  Jesus uses the word “perfect” instead of “holy.”  Whatever word you use that is quite a challenge.  One that seems impossible.  In her reflection on […]

In the Roman Missal (that book I use for prayers at mass) there is a section entitled “Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions.”  At the information meeting we had on refugees Fr. Paul Turner recommended that we occasionally use the prayer for Refugees and Exiles that comes from that section of the missal.  […]

This weekend is Scout Sunday.  I am grateful to the scouts, their parents and the leaders of the troop who gather with us at the 8:30 a.m. mass this Sunday.  Scouting is a wonderful program for our young people. Our Mops group is having a bake sale after masses this weekend.  Please support them by […]

God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong, and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something, so that no human being might boast before God.  […]