Renew My Church Preparation, pt. 4

Renew My Church Preparation (4) My hope is that every parishioner now know that there are 20 Catholic churches within our 2 mile radius of St. Mary of the Angels. Of those twenty, St. John Berchmans, St. Hedwig, St. Aloysius, and St. Mary of the Angels are in a...

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What are you getting Jesus for Christmas?

As Christmas approaches we start thinking about gifts. Children think about what they might get as a gift. Adults too have a bit of the selfish child in us: feeling hurt of being left out if someone else gets something they would’ve liked to have received, or focus on...

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Renew My Church Preparation, Part 3

ANSWERS to the “Do you know” questions: Of the 20 Catholic churches in our 2 mile radius area, St. John Berchmans, St. Hedwig, and St. Aloysius are in our grouping. Did you also know…that St. Mary of the Angels meets all Renew My Church criteria ($750,000 church...

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Thank God for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is now the most religious holiday we publicly celebrate in the United States—unfortunately, many people now see Christmas as just a winter holiday for Santa and for giving and receiving gifts, having taken Christ, the Son of God, out of Christmas....

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Renew My Church Preparation, pt 2

November 15, 2020 As St. Mary of the Angels begins the Archdiocesan wide initiative of Renew My Church providing accurate information and transparency to you as a parishioner is a high priority for me as your Pastor. The Renew My Church process highlights four...

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Renew My Church Preparation

Come January, St. Mary of the Angels will enter Renew My Church, phase I: Discernment and Decisions.  “Parish teams selected by the pastors meet with other parish teams in their grouping to pray and reflect upon the current realities of their communities. The...

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Highlights of Our 2019-20 Financial Report

November 1, 2020 This past year has been filled with challenges—new and old—as the Covid-19 pandemic has affected each and everyone of us. We had to go three months without Sunday Mass and other Sacraments: many weddings, baptisms, and First Holy Communions had to be...

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Christ Reveals True Fatherhood

October 25, 2020 All fatherhood comes from God (cf. Ephesians 3:14-15), but us men seem reluctant to embrace it and live it—we prefer to remain as little boys, being fed by our mothers and playing with our toys and silly games. Yet women call us to sacrifice ourselves...

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A Field Hospital

October 18, 2020 In an interview a few years ago, Pope Francis’ reflections on the Church gave us some valuable insights into family and marriage. This makes sense, since God entrusts every family to a mother and father, just as God entrusts the Church—his family—to...

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What Renew My Church, Really Means: Renew My Heart

 October 11, 2020 In last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus condemned the Jewish Leaders for being tenant farmers who refused to give the owner of the vineyard his share of the fruit. Instead, “the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third...

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