We had our discernment for new Pastoral Council members this month. I want to thank everyone who came the first week to learn more about what the Council does and for those who came for the discernment the following week to determine who would serve on the Council for the next three years. Our new […]

Brigeete Kurtenbach has accepted the position of youth minister for our parish. Brigeete and her husband Erik are members of Holy Spirit Parish. She has been coordinating our high school youth program and is looking forward to having time to develop that program. She will also be working with our middle school aged youth. She […]

The scripture this week calls us to grow. Like the mustard seed we may start small. We may take baby steps that seem imperceptible, but day after day, in communion with the Lord and one another, we can become a force to be reckoned with – a transformative force, one much needed by the world. […]

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. This Feast points out the centrality of the Eucharist in our lives. Below is a reflection by Patricia Sanchez on this Feast we celebrate today. More than 40 years ago, my first encounter with Henri Nouwen and his good and holy heart came […]

Below is a reflection by Angie O’Gorman on the Trinity. During my 67 years’ worth of life lessons, I’ve been told more than once that three is not a good number for relationships. Don’t date in threes, don’t live in threes, and don’t jointly own anything in threes. One person always gets left out; another […]

Today we heard the Sequence for Pentecost sung before the Gospel. This version is a little different from the one we heard, but it is a wonderful prayer. Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine! Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store! Come, […]

This weekend we celebrate the solemnity of the Ascension. This celebration focuses our attention on just exactly what Christians are to do now that the historical Jesus is no longer with us. The Acts of the Apostles begins by recapping what was “in the first book,” the Gospel of Luke. Jesus continues his teaching, but […]

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