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His Promise – Full Season (Embers from the Fire)

June 30, 2022
His Promise – Full Season (7/1/2022) This week the chicory started blooming – a sure sign that while the calendar says that season of summer is only a couple of weeks old, we really are now in full season.  Many

Hearts Must Follow – Dcn. Dan

June 30, 2022
Hearts Must Follow This weekend my family will be gathered to celebrate our youngest granddaughter, Molly, who turned one on July 2nd. Molly is a reminder to our family of just how precious life is. Her parents longed for and

Sun and Shade – Embers from the Fire

June 24, 2022
Sun and Shade – 6/24/2022 Perhaps there is no starker example of immediate contrast than sun and shade.  By immediate, I mean that they are so near to each other that you can literally step out of one and into

The “L” Words – Latin, Labor and Love (Dcn. Bill)

June 23, 2022
Today is the third Sunday of Ordinary Time since the end of the Easter season, and the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time on the current liturgical year’s calendar. We celebrated Solemnities the past two Sundays, so it still seemed a

So Much Fluff – Embers from the Fire

June 16, 2022
So Much Fluff – 6/17/2022 I noticed the bird perched in my backyard linden tree.  Suddenly he plunged toward earth, his feet closed around his prey as he took it to the ground.  No, this scene was not about the

Seeking Volunteers

June 16, 2022
St. Joseph is looking for a person to keep the sign on 9th Street updated. This volunteer opportunity requires only an occasional hour of your time and good spelling skills. In addition, if you are outgoing and like to meet

Beauty – Embers from the Fire

June 10, 2022
Beauty – 6/10/2022 One of my wife’s favorite flowers is a yellow rose.  We have a newly planted one in our yard.  It was a retirement gift for her from the staff at Our Lady of Lourdes School where she