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April 22, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

4-22-18

 

A book that very early in my life made a deep impression on me was one entitled Saints Are Not Sad written by Frank Sheed (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1949). I don’t know whether this was the case or not, but I think the principal of ... Read More »

April 15, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

4-15-18

 

Last week in the bulletin I began an article about Pope Francis talking about accompaniment and what it means not only for the clergy, religious and those appointed to work as a team for the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), but for everyone who has ... Read More »

April 8, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

4-08-18

 

Now that we have completed the week after Easter, a week designed to help us reflect upon and to absorb the reality of the Easter event and to continue welcoming all those who were baptized and made their profession of faith during the Easter Vigil, it seems ... Read More »

April 1, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

4-1-18

 

It seems that everyone looks forward to celebrating Easter, although perhaps from varying reasons. For some, Easter really signals the beginning of spring. No matter what specific date Easter falls on in a particular year, we somewhat think of it as a true transition from the doldrums ... Read More »

March 25, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

3-25-18

 

Can you believe it? We are beginning Holy Week and next Sunday is Easter. Even though we have been blessed with a relatively mild winter, we still are wondering when spring will actually arrive for good. I had to chuckle the other day when I read a ... Read More »

March 18, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

3-18-18

 

As a priest, Franciscan, disciple of Jesus, member of the Catholic Church, citizen of the United States, and a pastor, my thoughts continue to come back to the question of immigration. We are an immigrant Church, a pilgrim people on a journey of faith, hope and love. ... Read More »

March 11, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

3-11-18

 

I am writing this article on the very day that Commander Paul Bauer’s funeral was held at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. I am still reeling from the horrific situation that brought him into contact with Shomari Legghette, who is a convicted armed robber, who legally ... Read More »

March 4, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

3-04-18

 

Just before beginning this bulletin article, I finished working on my personal friar budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year for our province. Like many of you, each friar is asked to seriously consider what his proposed income will be and what he anticipates his expenses will be ... Read More »

February 25, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

2-25-18

 

Some of you may remember the television show Frasier that aired from about 1993 to 2004. It was one of those shows that you could watch week after week and not be afraid of all kinds of off-color jokes being part of the scripts. One of the ... Read More »

February 18, 2018

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

2-18-18

 

Next month Pope Francis celebrates the fifth anniversary of his pontificate. These five years have been exciting in that he has surprised us from time to time in so many ways. He has tried to find ways that the Catholic Church stays in touch with “the people ... Read More »