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Join Us For Holy Week!

April 15, 2014

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As we enter into Holy Week, we are reminded that this is the most sacred time of the church year. We gather together several times this week to enter more fully into the dying and rising of Jesus. Our liturgies for these days are full of ritual and symbol that point to the deep meaning…

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Save the Date… Parish Spring Spruce Up on May 3!

April 15, 2014

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Our Parish “Spring Spruce Up” will be Saturday, May 3 from 9:00am to Noon. Meet in the south parking lot in front of the Parish Office. Please bring rakes, shovels, brooms, wheel barrows, weed eaters and other equipment that would be useful. Come join us as we spruce up our parish grounds for Spring and…

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Marian Celebration May 1

April 15, 2014

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Marian Celebration

Join us Thursday, May 1st for our Parish Marian Celebration! We will pray the Living Rosary and celebrate the tradition of May Crowning at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. We will also celebrate the canonization of  Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.  A reception will follow in the Mulligan Room.

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Thoughts From Fr. Tom

April 11, 2014

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This weekend we begin our celebrations of Holy Week with the procession of palms and hearing the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. As we gather for Palm Sunday, we recall the excitement of the crowd, we wave our palms and sing our hosannas. But as the readings for Mass begin, our mood quickly…

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Parish News This Week!

April 11, 2014

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April 13, 2014 Bulletin In this week’s bulletin: Holy Week schedule; Marian Celebration; Spring Spruce Up

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Parish News This Week!

April 4, 2014

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In this week’s bulletin: Lent Penance Service Sunday, April 6; Holy Week schedule; Blessing Box Lenten Calendar and more! April 6, 2014 Bulletin

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Thoughts From Fr. Tom

April 4, 2014

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The Gospel for this 5th Sunday of Lent is the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead. This story shows forth Jesus’ humanity as he weeps at the death of his friend Lazarus and tries to bring comfort to Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary. He is even referred to as being perturbed a couple…

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Thoughts From Fr. Tom

March 28, 2014

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In the Gospel this weekend, Jesus opens the eyes of a man born blind. The story begins with the disciples asking Jesus: Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus quickly dispels this commonly held belief of his time by saying that neither sinned. Jesus goes further by saying…

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April Parish Newsletter

March 27, 2014

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April 2014 Parish Newsletter

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Thoughts From Fr. Tom

March 21, 2014

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The Gospel for this Sunday is the powerful story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. While the story is lengthy, it is rich with symbolism and reminders of the life Jesus invites us to share with him. Jesus recognizes the woman as an outcast of society and through their dialogue he…

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Parish News This Week!

March 21, 2014

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In this week’s bulletin: St. Joseph Guild Shoebox Drive; Mondays with Matthew Scripture Study; Greeter Training; and more! March 23, 2014 Bulletin

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Thoughts From Fr. Tom

March 14, 2014

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In today’s Gospel we hear Matthew’s version of the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountaintop. This event in Jesus’ life reveals his identity as the voice from the cloud says: This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased, listen to him. Jesus is preparing his disciples for his death and resurrection by…

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Parish News This Week!

March 14, 2014

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In this week’s bulletin: St. Joseph Table this Sunday, March 16; Lenten Evenings, 6pm Tuesday; Women’s Retreat Registraton Form; Blessing Boxes Lenten Calendar Guide; Parish Fish Fries and more! March 16, 2014 Bulletin

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Thoughts From Fr. Tom

March 7, 2014

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The Gospel for this 1st Sunday of Lent is the familiar story of Jesus being led out into the desert and being tempted by the devil. From the story we get the traditional length for the season of Lent as it corresponds to Jesus fasting for forty days and forty nights in the desert. Jesus…

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