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Open Our Eyes and Ears – Abby K.

September 2, 2021
Open Our Eyes and Ears In today’s Gospel, we hear about Jesus healing the blind and the deaf. I think it can be easy to assume that this message doesn’t apply to us. Most of us aren’t blind nor deaf,

Please be careful with your heart – Fr. Tony

August 26, 2021
Please be careful with your heart We’re invited this 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time to undergo a “diagnostic heart test” to dig in the truth of who we are and our neighbor in God’s presence. As Catholics, we can’t be

Unless You Eat My Body – Sr. Pat

August 19, 2021
Unless You Eat My Body Today’s gospel is a challenge. Notice the response of the disciples and the people after Jesus has told them that he is the living bread. They respond that “this saying is hard: who can accept

Welcome Nicholas!

August 12, 2021
Welcome Nicholas! The most pressing thing I feel I must share with the Quad-Parish community in my first pastoral column is my desire to build strong relationships with the Quad-Parish community as a whole. As the new Music Coordinator, I

Silence & Sunset – Embers from the Fire

August 5, 2021
The words “Praised be You, my Lord” appear eight times in The Canticle of the Creatures. Why has this an 800-year-old poem composed by St. Francis of Assisi endured for so many centuries and what does it have to say to

Pastoral Potpourri – Dcn. Mike

August 5, 2021
Pastoral Potpourri Ever have one of those times, like say when you are trying to figure out how to start something, that you feel like Elijah? To put his words to the Lord in a modern parlance, “Stick a fork

The Truest Form of Gratitude – Joseph W.

July 29, 2021
The Truest Form of Gratitude Interestingly, our readings for today brought to mind several recent writings I’ve encountered. We first see the Israelites murmuring in the wilderness once more, never to be sated. Indeed, St. John Chrysostom compares their behavior

Take, Bless, Break, Share – Sr. Jan

July 22, 2021
Take, Bless, Break, Share By: Sr. Jan The First Reading from the Book of Kings speaks of Elisha telling the man to give the barley loaves to the people stating: “They shall eat & there shall be some left over.”

What Kind of a Shepherd Are You! – Dcn. Jerry

July 15, 2021
What Kind of a Shepherd Are You! Speaking through Jeremiah the prophet, God promises the coming of shepherds “who will shepherd (the people) so that they need no longer fear and tremble.” The shepherds of Israel are being castigated by