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From the Pastor's Desk - August 28, 2022

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 8/28/22

Adjusting times for confession. After talking with the other priests, we want to stay in the confessional a little longer for you. Starting the first weekend in September, Saturday confessions at each parish will be as follows:

St. Mary – 2:45-3:45 pm (it was 3-3:30 pm)

Our Lady of ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk - August 21, 2022

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 8/26/22

Gathering with our deacons. The other day I had dinner with all but two of our deacons in the family of parishes. Carl Gestrung doesn’t get out as much anymore, and Victor Obasuyi had another commitment. It was the first time we were all together, but it won’t be ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk - August 14, 2022

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 8/17/22

Figuring out our family boundaries. It’s not something we talk about often, but almost all parishes have boundaries. It used to matter more in olden days, but it still reminds us that when you and I belong to a parish, we have a particular part of the world that ... Read More »

Mother-In-Law Troubles? ... Jesus Told You So.

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 8/12/22

Gospel Reflection for Sunday, August 14, 2022

GOSPEL: LUKE 12:49-53

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!

Do you ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk - August 7, 2022

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 8/09/22

Adding time for confessions. I’ve begun scheduling confessions for Wednesdays at 6:15 pm, at St. Mary, prior to the 7 pm Mass. If the response is good, we can move the start time earlier. Fathers Bishop, Howard, Manning and I are working together and looking for ways to serve ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk - July 31, 2022

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 8/01/22

Meeting with Pastoral Councils. On Saturday, July 23, I met with the presidents of the three pastoral advisory councils, in preparation for a meeting of all three full groups on Tuesday, August 2. I want to meet everyone, and also give clear communication to them directly. Meeting jointly is ... Read More »

Join Us for an Assumption Concert!

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 7/30/22

On Saturday, August 13, join us for an Assumption Concert presented by John Wright, Director of Music at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish.

This is a FREE concert featuring music that celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Concert Details:

Saturday, August 13 at 7:00pm

St. Mary of the Assumption ... Read More »

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT!

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 7/26/22

We may all know we are saved by God, but few of us realize how much we are cherished. St. Teresa of Kalkutta said “Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you – you can’t begin to know who he wants to be for you. Or who ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk - July 24, 2022

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 7/25/22

Why do the priests rotate? You may not realize it, but we now have five priests rotating through the family of parishes: Fathers Jerome Bishop, David Howard, Jim Manning and I, who are on full-time duty, and Father Tom Shearer, pastor emeritus of Our Lady of Good Hope and ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk - July 17, 2022

Posted by Laura Sobieski on 7/18/22

Seeking all possible means to communicate. During the next several months, and probably for the next couple of years, it will be critical to have all possible channels for communication – both ways. Meaning, for parishioners to ask questions and give input, and for me and others who will ... Read More »

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