Pastors Pen: 1.20.2023

Pastor’s Pen – January 20, 2023   Do you know any Young Adults with Leadership Potential?   If so, you’ll want to read this brief account of Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA), a leadership development program for young adults, based in Ignatian spirituality integrated with secular leadership perspectives. We will soon begin accepting applicants for [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 12/16/2022

Pastor’s Pen – December 16, 2022   With this last eNews of 2022 I send my wishes for a Merry Christmas to everyone reading this article, and my prayers for blessings of joy and love for all our parishioners as we enter into this season of precious gatherings with family and friends. I think of [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 12.2.2022

Pastor’s Pen – December 2, 2022  Many spiritual opportunities are open to us in this Advent Season; I outline them in this article. I hope this isn’t merely as a list of optional activities to put on your calendar or “to do” list – I see them more as different ways for us to come [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 11/18/2022

Pastor’s Pen – November 18, 2022   Of Holidays and Holy Days As people of faith, we grow in our awareness of the Divine Life living within us by being immersed in sacraments and symbols, sacred songs and stories that call our conscious attention to the spiritual reality they mediate to us. This liturgical consciousness [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 11.4.2022

Pastor’s Pen – November 4, 2022 The spiritual dimension of current events This Sunday marks the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP 27, Nov. 6-18) in Egypt.  The Jesuits internationally have named Care for Creation as one of our top four apostolic priorities – but we are aware it is probably the [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 10.7.2022

Pastor’s Pen – October 7, 2022   Young Families. Calling all families with young children! We will have a gathering this Sunday, October 9, after mass to discuss in earnest the development of children’s programs, as well as support for parents.  We’ll discuss both Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and the Catechesis of the Good [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 9/9/2022

Pastor’s Pen – September 9, 2022   The passing of Labor Day brings news of many upcoming parish activities and events to share.  Even if some of these don’t pertain directly to you, it’s good for everyone to be aware of what’s happening in our community, so please look over all that’s below.  You can [...]

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Parishioner’s Pen 9.2.2022

I have a hard time with change. In the past year, I’ve gone through more changes than I ever have had to at once. It’s been challenging, to say the least. I graduated from Michigan State University in December, my fiance proposed in January, I accepted a full-time job in February, moved out of [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 8.5.22

Behind the Scenes Because it’s the summer vacation season, you may think there’s nothing much happening in the parish, but in fact there is plenty to keep us busy – but somewhat “behind the scenes.” Several parish committees have been formed and are at work planning for our 175th Anniversary in 2023. Due to the [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 7.22.22

Celebrations! Don’t miss this one: July 31 is the feast day of the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola; since it falls on a Sunday this year, we will celebrate the feast in grand style. We will have many guests at our Sunday mass, who will also join us for a special reception [...]

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