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From the Pastor: Reflections on the Election

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As I write this on Saturday morning, the announcement has just been made that Joe Biden will be our next President of the United States. My prayer is that, as a nation, we will all accept the election and recognize him as the President of all Americans. We are a very divided nation, and unfortunately, […]

From the Pastor: We Are Part of the Communion of Saints

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Dear Friends, During the month of November, the Church focuses on one of the most beautiful of her doctrines—that of the Communion of Saints. This Communion of Saints is made up of three groups, who collectively make up the Church. The first, which we celebrate this Sunday, November 1, is the Church Triumphant—the Saints who […]

From the Pastor: COVID Must Not Be a Barrier to Our Relationship with God

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Dear Friends, I hope that all of you are doing well. Unfortunately, we are seeing a spike in the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus throughout Kentucky. I encourage all of you to be as safe as possible. As you know, staying home, washing your hands regularly, wearing masks, and social distancing are […]

From the Pastor: Please Vote

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Dear Friends, As I have noted in the past few weeks, almost everything that is said or done right now is filtered through a political lens and is a cause for outrage and anger. Even when I recently attempted to distance myself from the partisanship of the present time, that too offended some, who felt […]

From the Pastor: All Human Lives Are Sacred

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Dear Friends, October is celebrated by the Church as Respect Life Month. By becoming human, Jesus showed us that all human life is sacred. Each human being is created in the image and likeness of God and is a beloved child of God. Any action which would deny or diminish or demean any human life […]

From the Pastor: Celebrating a Radical and Dangerous Saint

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Dear Friends, This Sunday, October 4, is the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Because it falls on Sunday, the readings for the Sunday supersede those of the Mass for Saint Francis. I am using the prayers for the Feast of Saint Francis and will be speaking about him in my homily. In a special […]

From the Pastor: Saints Are Reminders of Who We Will Be

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Dear Friends, This is one of my favorite weeks of the Church’s liturgical year, as it contains some of my favorite feast days. The Church’s liturgical year is intended to lead us into a constant reflection on the mystery of Christ, and it includes the feasts of many saints so that we can reflect on […]

From the Pastor: Stirring Up Trouble

by cduesing

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

by cduesing

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 […]

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