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Is this Crazy or what? – Carol Kittell

April 1, 2020
Did any of us ever think something like this current situation with the coronavirus and the “Safe at Home” directives would be our new reality? How fast our lives were changed! From one day to the next, we had no

Quad-Parish Plan In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 21, 2020
What You Should Know In the midst of recent developments of the Coronavirus, life is going to be looking a little different at the Quad-Parishes the next several weeks! While we will not be able to gather together, we know

All For Us – Nancy Lemerond

March 15, 2020
As I write this, my husband and I have returned from a weekend with our children, their spouses and the grandchildren. We were together to celebrate our youngest grand-son’s 3rd birthday. Saturday morning the day of the party, Marshall was

Become a Catholic Jedi this Lent – Dcn. Jerry Coenen

February 27, 2020
The word “Lent” is an old English word which means “springtime.” May this Lent really be a new springtime in the lives of each of us. Through prayer, through fasting from food accompanied by forgiving others and not bearing grudges,

The Heart of God – Sr. Jan

February 17, 2020
Today’s reading from Chapter 5 of the Gospel of Matthew reminds each of us about obeying the Ten Commandments and teaching others to do so as well. It might sound a bit negative at first glance, warning us not to

Who is St. Valentine? – Fr. Greg Parent

February 7, 2020
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the actual person that the day is named after. He is easily one of the most famous saints, but few people know

Bishop’s Appeal Invitation – Fr. Dave

January 31, 2020
It is that time of the year once again. It is time to talk about the Bishop’s Appeal. Congratulations to all four parishes for reaching last year’s goal! You saw a need in the diocese and the ways the diocese

The Great Fox Hunt – Deacon Dan Wagnitz

January 25, 2020
My friend Pete and I were not serious fox hunters, but a chance encounter nearly 50 years ago made us dedicated fox hunters, at least for that day. That January morning, we were dropped off by Pete’s father at our

One-in-a-Billion – Becky VanKauwneberg

January 17, 2020
This picture was recently printed in the Compass, the Diocesan Newspaper. Our very own, Bishop David L. Ricken, joined other Bishops for a conversation with Pope Francis. “It wound up being the Holy Father’s sharing deeply from his heart and

Anointed & Crowned – Jennifer Poehlmann

January 9, 2020
When my children were small, I would read them a book called The Crown on Your Head by Nancy Tillman. It’s a beautiful book, written to inspire children (and adults); to remind them that they were made to be amazing.