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From the Pastor: Stirring Up Trouble

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Dear Friends, I seem to be getting good at stirring up trouble without intending to. Last week I spoke about the reading from Sirach where we hear, “Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight” and Jesus’ parable concerning the forgiveness of debts. Certainly there are many things to be angry […]

From the Pastor: We Live in Angry Times

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Dear Friends, The Scripture readings for this week are very important for the times in which we live. Our first reading, from the Book of Sirach speaks of wrath and anger as hateful things which sinners cling to tightly. And the Gospel gives us Jesus’ response to Peter’s question, “If my brother sins against me, […]

From the Pastor: The Dignity of Work

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This Monday is Labor Day. The holiday’s original purpose was to celebrate the progress that labor unions had won for workers in America. Increasingly, the focus has been on all work and its contribution to our society. And for many, there is no consideration of these meanings. It is just a day off. For the […]

From the Pastor: Dealing with Pandemic Fatigue

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Dear Friends, At this point we would normally be entering into the busier part of our parish schedule. We are beginning our Convert Instruction Classes (the RCIA) and our RCIA for Catholics. But we are still required to keep our distance from one another and use masks regularly. As we cannot have large groups, we […]

From the Pastor: An RCIA for Catholics

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Last year I began a two-year study of the US Catechism for Adults, put out by the Bishops of the United States. The Catechism is divided into four major sections. The first focuses on the doctrinal teachings of the Church, about God the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Church herself, and uses the […]

From the Pastor: A Triduum of Prayer

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Bishop Foys has asked that this Thursday, August 20, Friday, August 21, and Saturday, August 22, be a Triduum (Three Days) of Prayer for an end to the coronavirus and an end to the fear and division among God’s people. On Thursday and Friday, the church will be open from 9 am to 4 pm. […]

From the Pastor: We Are Grieving

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Dear Friends, On Friday, July 31, the Diocese of Covington released a list of the names of all priests, religious, deacons and lay employees of the diocese who have one or more substantiated accusations of sexual abuse of a minor. In last week’s Messenger there is a letter from Bishop Foys and an article narrating […]

From the Pastor: God Will Never Abandon Us

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Dear Friends, May God bless and keep each and every one of you! In the second reading for this Sunday, Saint Paul asks, “What will separate us from the love of God?” After listing and rejecting various problems and difficulties which might separate us, he concludes that none of these will, in fact, be able […]

From the Pastor: Turning Garbage into Gold

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Dear Friends,  I have heard that there is an old Chinese curse that says, “May you live in interesting time.” Whether there is such a curse, it certainly makes sense, and certainly applies to the times in which we live. 2020 has been anything but boring. I want all of you to know how much […]

From the Pastor: Your Safety Is Our Priority

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Dear friends, I hope that you are doing well with the summer heat and with keeping safe and healthy during this strange and scary time. Here at Mother of God we are trying to be as present to you as we can. We are still holding Masses on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 12:05 […]

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