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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 […]

From the Pastor: The Core of Catholicism

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Last Sunday the Church celebrated the Most Holy Trinity, the doctrine that defines us as Christians. This week we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord (formerly, Corpus Christi), the doctrine of the Eucharist which most identifies us as Catholics. At the Last Supper, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it and […]

From the Pastor: Who Is Our God?

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The two Sundays after Pentecost celebrate the two most central doctrines of our Catholic faith — The Most Holy Trinity, and the Body and Blood of the Lord. This week we focus on the Trinity—the doctrine that teaches us that there is one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The doctrine of […]

From the Pastor: Come, Holy Spirit!

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In my homily last week, I addressed the question, “Who is the Holy Spirit?” As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost this weekend, I want to further develop our reflection on the Holy Spirit. Last Sunday we heard Jesus tell the Apostles that they were to return to Jerusalem and wait and they would receive […]

From the Pastor: Are We Up for the Great Commission?

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Today the Church celebrates the Ascension of the Lord. Of course this past Thursday was the 40th day after Easter, which is the day on which we have traditionally celebrated the feast, and all but a very few of the dioceses of the United States, along with most of the Church throughout the world, have […]

From the Pastor: Love One Another as I Have Loved You

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The Gospel for this Sunday comes from Jesus’ Final Discourse at the Last Supper from the Gospel of John. These are the final words Jesus will speak to his disciples before his death on Good Friday. The final words that a person speaks before death are always given special consideration for obvious reasons.  Jesus said, “As […]

From the Pastor: Easter Is About Rebirth

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We are all experiencing the good news of Easter in a very concrete way, as the restrictions caused by the pandemic are beginning to open up. It is really great to be able to return to almost completely normal in our celebration of the Mass. I really enjoy the congregational singing and the use of […]

From the Pastor: Revised Protocols Still Require Masking

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The Diocese of Covington has released a revised set of protocols for dealing with the novel coronavirus. We still must wear our masks, maintain social distancing, and sanitize our hands. Changes at Mass include: restoration of the sign of peace, return to congregational singing, use of more than one lector, use of servers at Mass, […]

From the Pastor: “My Children Don’t Go to Church Anymore!”

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One of the saddest struggles I see in the life of so many good and faithful Catholics is the pain they feel when their children make the decision not to go to church anymore, or if they do go to church, many have left the Catholic Church and joined some other denomination. Often these are […]

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