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From the Pastor: What Does the Church Say About Mary’s Assumption?

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This Sunday is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast celebrates the doctrine that Mary was taken both body and soul into heaven, at her death. Her body was preserved from the decay of death, because it had been the Ark of the New Covenant, bearing the Son of God, […]

From the Pastor: The Real Presence of Christ

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This Sunday we continue our reading from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, which is the Bread of Life Discourse. Two weeks ago I spoke about how the Mass as we know it began to evolve very early, with the joining of the Jewish synagogue service with the Lord’s Supper—the Liturgy of the […]

From the Pastor: I Am the Bread of Life

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This Sunday we continue our reading of the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, which is known as the Bread of Life Discourse. The crowd, which was fed by the multiplication of loaves in last week’s Gospel, is following Jesus, asking Him to do that miracle over and over so they never have to […]

From the Pastor: We Honor Our Grandparents and the Elderly

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Pope Francis has designated the fourth Sunday of July to be the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. This is not only this year, which is the Year of the Family, but will be a memorial of the Church from now on. We welcome all grandparents, great-grandparents, and those seniors who do not have grandchildren […]

From the Pastor: We Have a Bishop!

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Early this week it was announced that Father John Iffert, of the Diocese of Belleville, IL, has been named the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Covington. I just learned this today, so I do not have a great deal of information about him.  He is 53 years old and was ordained a priest in […]

From the Pastor: We Are Called and Sent

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First Jesus calls us, “Come and follow me.” Then he sends us, “Go, make disciples of all nations….” In the Gospel for this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus sends out the Twelve, two by two, to preach to the people. This was their first experimental missionary journey. In Luke 10, he sends out an […]

From the Pastor: Have a Blessed Independence Day

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“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” (The Declaration of Independence) “We the People of the United States, in order to establish a more perfect Union, […]

From the Pastor: The Healing Ministry of the Church

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The Gospel for this Sunday includes two stories portraying the healing ministry of Jesus. There is the account of the daughter of Jairus, the synagogue official, who is dying, and who actually seems to have died. Jesus raises her up and restores her to her family. And there is the woman who has suffered for […]

From the Pastor: We’re Almost Back to Normal

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As of Friday, June 11, the pandemic protocols that have impacted us as a church community are fully lifted. No one is required to wear a mask, even if they have not been vaccinated. Those who feel safer wearing a mask are certainly encouraged to continue doing so. We will continue to have hand sanitizer […]

From the Pastor: Our Journey to a New Normal

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I find it hard to believe how quickly things have turned around in the past few weeks and how far along we are in our recovery from the COVID pandemic. It was just a few weeks ago that it was announced that those who had been vaccinated no longer needed to wear masks in most […]

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