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From the Pastor: It’s a New Day in America

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June 21, 2022 will go down as a very important date in American history. It is the day on which the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, sending decisions about the legality of abortion from the courts to the state legislatures. This decision does not eliminate abortions but leaves that decision up to the individual […]

Parish Purpose Statement: Who Is the Stranger?

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“We the people of Mother of God Church aspire to be instruments of the peace of Jesus Christ, by: Worshiping God with joy and reverence Welcoming the stranger with love and compassion Serving those in need with humility and respect.” Each week I have been reflecting on one line or another of our Parish Purpose […]

Parish Purpose Statement: To Love God Is to Worship God

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“We the people of Mother of God Church, aspire to be instruments of the peace of Jesus Christ, by: Worshiping God with joy and reverence Welcoming the stranger with love and compassion Serving those in need with humility and respect.” Over the past few weeks, I have begun reflecting with you on the new Parish […]

From the Pastor: Don’t Admire Me—Follow Me!

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In our Gospel today we encounter a few people who admire and look up to Jesus, and would like to follow Him as disciple, someday, but not today. Not yet. We also encounter the Samaritan village that wanted nothing to do with Him whatsoever. It is so easy to admire Jesus. He is good. He […]

Bishop Iffert Responds to Supreme Court Decision

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DIOCESE OF COVINGTON Office of the Bishop Cathedral Square 1125 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011-3115 Phone (859) 392-1512 • Fax (859) 392-1589 24 June 2022 Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, that there is no constitutional or human right to artificially […]

Parish Purpose Statement: What Does It Mean to Be an Instrument of Peace?

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We, the people of Mother of God Church, aspire to be instruments of the peace of Jesus Christ, by: Worshiping God with joy and reverence Welcoming the stranger with love and compassion Serving those in need with humility and respect. Last week I began reflecting with you on the new Purpose Statement for Mother of […]

From the Pastor: Corpus Christi Celebrates the Real Presence of Christ

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This Sunday is the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord, or Corpus Christi. The doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is at the heart of our Catholic faith. As the doctrine of the Trinity marks us out as Christians, so the doctrine of the Real Presence […]

Parish Purpose Statement: What It Means for Us

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Last week I introduced the new Parish Purpose Statement for Mother of God Church. The Parish Council and I worked on this a couple of years ago, but our progress broke down because of COVID. Recently, we began looking at the Purpose Statement again and finalized our work on it. It is our hope that […]

From the Pastor: The Most Holy Trinity

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The two Sundays after Pentecost celebrate the two most important doctrines of the Church—the Most Holy Trinity, and the Body and Blood of the Lord. Our belief in one God in three persons is what makes us Christian. The belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is the doctrine that most […]

New Purpose Statement Reflects Who We Are (and Want to Be) as a Parish

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The Parish Pastoral Council has spent quite some time looking at a new Parish Purpose Statement (or Mission Statement as it was formerly called.) The last one went back to Fr. Mertes’ days and was good, but too long and outdated. We wanted the new statement to be more succinct, and that specific ministries and […]

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