Pastor’s Column

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Laborious weeks have passed since I got here nearly two months.  With all the normal duties we have, we also finished in each parish a summer festival event.  Thanks to the good Lord for the good weather and a great turn out with a new addition to the food menu this year: the …

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2013

My sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus, Since I am being here a little over six weeks, I have been learning so many exciting things that are happening in our parishes: St. Boniface and St. Mary.  Just at the first few weeks, I rushed into many things to keep the two parishes running smooth.  Thanks to staff and volunteers who …

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Sunday 19th in Ordinary Time 2013

My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus,   We are gearing things up for the Hog Roast Festival happening on August 18, 2013, at St. Boniface.  It is the yearly event that parishioners and visitors gather to celebrate the Eucharist and enjoy fun under the sun.  I am looking forward to this since it is my first year pastoring here. …

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Pastors Column — Sunday 18th in Ordinary Time 2013

From the Pastor’s Desk My sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus, Once an elderly lady approached a priest. She told him that her husband had recently died and she was going to make a significant donation to the parish. She then revealed her plan to give the bulk of her estate to the Church. The priest was grateful, but also …

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Pastor’s Column June 30, 2013

It is with a sad heart that I write my last pastor’s column for these two beautiful parishes out here in God’s country! I have so enjoyed being out here as your pastor for the last almost 5 years. I feel as though you have all helped me grow into the priest/pastor that I am. My first couple of months …

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Pastor’s Column May 5, 2013

Pastor’s Column May, 5, 2013 A Brief History of May Crowning: Since the Council of Nicea in 787, the Church has often asserted that it is lawful to venerate images of Christ, Mary and the saints. This is an ancient practice of the Christian churches in both the East and in the West. As the official liturgical Order of Crowning …

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Pastor’s Column April 24, 2013

Greetings, I have been out of town this last week catching some very much needed R/R… and now, very much happy to be back to work. Thank you to all, for your prayers, love and support over these last few weeks. This has been a wonderful time for me in sharing the Holy Week and Easter time celebrations with all …

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Pastor’s Column April 14, 2013

Greetings, I would love to take a moment to congratulate those who have/are receiving First Holy Communion at both parishes and also those who will be confirmed from St. Boniface. What a beautiful faith we have in our Catholic Church that gives to our young people the powerful protection and guidance of the sacraments. The sacraments are personal encounters with …

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Pastor’s Column April 7, 2013

Greetings, I would like to take a moment once again to thank everyone who did such a nice job on all of the Holy Week celebrations. Countless hours have been given by many people to prepare for the beautiful Triduum Liturgies. To those who cleaned and decorated the church and those who served as lectors, extraordinary ministers, ushers, greeters, and …

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Pastor’s Column March 31, 2013

Greetings, Happy Easter to all especially in this wonderful Easter season! Jesus Christ has risen from the dead! On Easter Sunday we celebrate perhaps the most important event in the history of humanity. It is the rising of Jesus Christ from the dead after a painful passion, bringing victory over sin and death, opening the gates of heaven for all. …

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