We have been praying our Prayer of Belonging for a few weeks now. It is a prayer asking God to help us individually and as a parish community to reach out to others and help them to feel welcome. Recently someone gave me a card she found in a parish she was visiting. The title […]

There is a story about a master who one day put the following question to some of his disciples: “What is the thing that one should avoid most in life?” “An evil eye,” said the first. “A treacherous friend,” said the second. “A bad neighbor,” said the third. “A bad heart,” said the fourth. The […]

There were requests from some people for a copy of the Prayer of Belonging we did last week before mass. This prayer was the result of the work our Pastoral Council did this past year. Prayer of Belonging Loving God, we come to you as a community that seeks to be a place where people […]

We had a very good turnout for our Summer Gatherings this year. People were very appreciative of Fr. Paul Turner’s presentation on the mass. It came at a good time as we continue the readings from the Gospel of John on Jesus’ Bread of Life discourse. Fr. Turner reminded us that when we come to […]

In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ statement “I am the living bread that came down from heaven” and his references to “my Father” drew the contempt of the crowd. They thought Jesus was overreaching in calling God “my Father.” They knew his parents and knew that he had come from Nazareth, not heaven! They are unwilling to […]

This week we continue the Bread of Life Discourse from the Gospel of John. Last week we heard the story of multiplication of loaves. This week the people are looking for Jesus and he says to them, “…you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were […]

  The Parish Pastoral Council has been working the past year on how we foster a sense of belonging in our parish. They have met with the different committees and groups in our parish to see what is being done and how we can continue to develop this sense of belonging. The Council asks all […]

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