From the Pastor's Desk
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 4/09/21
We often hear people say, "I cannot go to Mass every Sunday because it is not convenient for me." We hear some people say, "I cannot join the Pastoral Council or that other committee because it is not convenient for me."..."Oh Father, honestly I would love to help but ... Read More »
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 3/31/21
The transformative lesson God taught us during Lent is that the morning will come when you learn how to endure the night. God promised His people, “I will be as the dew unto my people”. Dew is the tiny drops of moisture that appear on cool surface in the ... Read More »
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 3/12/21
One of the greatest preachers of the early church explains the key penitential practices of Lent-prayer, fasting, and almsgiving or mercy. Saint Peter Chrysologus declares that Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. He shows how prayer, mercy and fasting are one, and they give life to ... Read More »
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 3/05/21
The Decalogue, popularly known as the Ten Commandments are a list of religious and moral imperatives that according to Judeo-Christian referred tradition, were authorized by God and given to Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:23) or Horeb (Deuteronomy 5:2).
Since God is not the kind of Judge who puts ... Read More »
DEACON STEVE EISCHENS REASSIGNED TO ST. MARY THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, MT. VERNON AND ST. BARBARA, SCHELLER.
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 2/27/21
Bishop McGovern has reassigned Deacon Steve Eischens to St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Church, Mt. Vernon and St. Barbara, Scheller where he will continue his ministry as Deacon.
Deacon Eischens began his ministry as a Deacon in 2018 and he has being with our parish for almost three years ... Read More »
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 2/19/21
The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They "are charitable actions by which we help our neighbors in their bodily needs" (USCCA). They respond to ... Read More »
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 2/12/21
Most Catholics seem to be aware of the forty-day period before the feast of Easter. Lent, which comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, meaning “spring,” is a time marked by particular rituals, such as reception of Ashes on Ash Wednesday or the decision to “give up some habits, food ... Read More »
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 1/29/21
Dear friend, at every moment the earth is full of the mercy of God, and nature itself is a lesson for all the faithful in the worship of God. The heavens, the sea and all that is in them bear witness to the goodness and omnipotence of their Creator, ... Read More »
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 1/07/21
Baptism washes away the original sin (sin we inherited from Adam and Eve), and makes us children of God. So, the big question is, why was Jesus baptized? Jesus has no sin; Jesus is God.
Jesus went to John and asked to be baptized and even when John tried ... Read More »
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 12/28/20
O yes! We made it, we are here, thank God. We are grateful to God for his goodness and mercy. God has been so kind to us. Of course, everything that happened in your life in 2020 may not be all you desired or expected but we have a ... Read More »