Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 11/25/20

During my Quarantine a few weeks ago, I spent more sustained time in the parish rectory than probably any since my arrival in 2018. Even during the spring Shutdown, I was in the parish office daily at least half days. Yet in both instances, the quarantine and shutdown, I ... Read More »

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 11/20/20

During my quarantine “staycation retreat” at the rectory a few weeks ago, I engaged in much extra prayer and reading. One of the things I read through was the articles on ‘Cultivating a Grateful Heart’ in the November issue of The Word Among Us – Daily Meditations for Catholics ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 11/13/20

Archdiocese of Indianapolis United Catholic Appeal +  Pledge Weekend  +

Every Gift Gives Hope for Tomorrow is the theme for this year’s appeal. “This theme is so appropriate for 2020 as we continue to struggle through a global pandemic. Most of us are trying to remain hopeful in the ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 11/06/20

2020 has, without a doubt, been a year that we will all remember for any number of reasons. Some of you have sadly experienced firsthand the challenges of the COVID illness whether personally being ill or losing a loved one or just the fear of all this. Jobs have ... Read More »

Solemnity of All Saints

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/30/20

As we go to the polls on Tuesday, November 03, the US Bishops Conference has identified in Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship as the following general areas as the Greatest Concerns to guide our morally informed Catholic Christian vote. What Public Policies Should Concern Catholics Most?

As Catholics, we ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/23/20

We continue to discuss how Catholics are called to apply principles to the moral decision making and act of political involvement. Drawing from the US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. Avoiding Two Temptations

Two temptations in public life can distort the Church’s defense ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/14/20

Catholic Political Engagement is not just thinking or discussing issues, but must move toward action. In previous notes, we looked at some of the core principles that underlie Catholic engagement in the political realm. We now address some of the considerations of the process by which these principles ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/09/20

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/02/20

What is the Common Good, more specifically?

The Common Good is comprised of “the sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfilment more fully and more easily.” This sum total includes all the many parts of communal life.

Human ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 9/25/20

How Can Core Principles of Catholic Social Teaching Help Guide Our Civic Participation?

In the words of Pope Francis, “progress in building a people in peace, justice and fraternity depends on four principles related to constant tensions present in every social reality. These derive from the pillars of the ... Read More »

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