Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/22/21

Have you ever noticed how Eternity can seemingly be compressed into an instant in our everyday life? Future deadlines, events, anticipations, and happenings that seen an eternity away can sneak up on us in an instant. What looks like it’s a long way off, is suddenly upon us in ... Read More »

Immediate Opportunities for Shared Mission of Christ at Holy Family

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/15/21

In recent weeks, the Scripture readings and my preaching have been challenging us to consider how we are engaging the Mission of Jesus Christ as Disciples. Here are some current areas where Christ is calling us the Church to spread the Gospel in Word and Deed. (12 October 2021)

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/08/21

“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘Sacraments of Christian initiation,’ whose unity must be safeguarded… The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/01/21

Happy, Blessed, & Safe Fall Break!!! It’s hard to believe the first quarter of school is completed. Things have been going so smoothly and the time is flying by. I hope everyone does enjoy some needed rest and recreation, but also remembers to keep God first in our lives ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 9/24/21

It will come as no surprise that the amount of anxiety, fear, anger, disappointment, distrust, and disorientation has increased, that is, if what I hear in the confessional is even remotely a sampling of what the community is experiencing. Pandemic, politics, national disasters, personal losses are real, and they ... Read More »

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 9/16/21

National Migration Week 2021 is observed by the Church from September 20 to 26. It culminates with the Vatican’s celebration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on September 26. National Migration Week has been celebrated for nearly half a century as an opportunity to reflect on the ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 9/10/21

Do you have a favorite Crucifix? Maybe it was one handed down from a grandparent or received as a gift at a key moment in your Catholic Christian life. Maybe it is very simple or very ornate. Perhaps, it was picked up when you visited the Holy Land or ... Read More »

Parish Annual Report

Posted by Maria Franxman on 9/03/21

God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.  ~ II Corinthians 9:8

The past 2020-21 year has been described in many ways. Yet I’ve been pondering how the ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 8/27/21

An all too familiar conversation I have with parents is one around the faithfulness of one or more of their children. This is not a conversation of judgment or even disappointment. It is a conversation of heartbreak and sadness. Often this a parent who Loves Christ and the Church. ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 8/20/21

“This saying is hard; who can accept it?” (John 6:60). Part of the reason the Church gives us the Bread of Life Discourse every three years, is the recognition that we must come to terms with this ‘hard saying’ and challenging teaching. The Eucharist as Jesus’ True Presence is ... Read More »

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