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August 13, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

8-13-17

 

One of the great blessings of being missioned here at St. Peter’s is knowing that we have the privilege of serving as conduits for God’s mercy. Every time I enter the confessional, I realize that it is because of God’s love for us that we have this ... Read More »

August 6, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD Sunday, August 6, 2017

 

“And he was transfigured before them.” What awesome, mysterious words! Though unfamiliar to us, early Christians would have recognized the idea of transfiguration. In Jewish apocalyptic tradition, concerned with “revelations” about the end of time, the verb ... Read More »

July 30, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

7-30-17

 

You probably have heard me say before that one of my favorite Catholic magazines is The Tablet from Great Britain. They often have a number of insightful articles, some of which speak about how they see the American Church and the government of the United States. We ... Read More »

July 23, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

7-23-17

 

I remember so clearly a telephone conversation I had about a year ago with my sister and brother-in-law who live in Indianapolis. Whenever they visited with me here at St. Peter’s or I had the chance to visit then for a few days in their home, inevitably ... Read More »

July 16, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

7-16-17

 

This past Fourth of July began as planned with our traditional Mass at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Tom Ess using the Scriptures to remind us that our basic freedom is a gift from God and that we celebrate that gift also in the freedom we have in ... Read More »

July 9, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

7-09-17

 

You have been hearing us talk about the Gala for a number of months as well as listening to announcements from the pulpit that “tickets for the Gala are on sale in the lobby and can be purchased immediately after Mass.” Well, all that is about to ... Read More »

July 2, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

7-02-17

 

This past week—June 19-23—just over 100 friars from our Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart gathered in Saint Louis for our Provincial Chapter, something that is held every three years in each Franciscan province throughout the world. It is a time for us to renew friendships, to ... Read More »

June 25, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

6-25-17

 

Recently the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a pastoral reflection entitled “Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times.” In the reflection they give us direction in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to ... Read More »

June 18, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

6-18-17

 

This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, or the Body and Blood of Christ. It is a time when a number of parishes take the occasion to have a procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets in order to make a public expression of ... Read More »

June 11, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

 

The doctrine of the Trinity was not yet worked out at the time that the New Testament was written. In fact, it took two more centuries for bishops and theologians to settle on formal statements about the three-in-oneness of God. The Council ... Read More »