From the Desk of Shayne Slough, Director of Parish Life

“We all want to live happily; in the whole human race there is no one who does not assent to this proposition, even before it is fully articulated.” —St. Augustine I’m sure many of us remember the Made for Happiness Diocesan Assembly from 2018 and maybe even have, and wear, our parish t-shirts from that … Continued

From the Desk of Kristi Blair, St. John School Principal

When I was younger, I enjoyed doing cross-stitch needlework. A friend once likened cross-stitch to life. Sometimes we see only the mess of tangled thread on the backside, but God sees how it all comes together to create a thing of beauty. As I’ve gotten older, I can see more clearly the way the tangled … Continued

From the Desk of Valentina Piotrzkowski, Coordinator of Youth Faith Formation

On this Feast of Corpus Christi lets enjoy some Eucharistic Miracles to bolster our own faith in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist each and every Mass.  Whether experiencing visions of heaven, like Teresa of Avila, or Christ Crucified like St. Gregory the Great, or those saints who lived years eating nothing but daily Eucharist, … Continued

From the Desk of Joseph Gruber, Parish FOCUS Missionary

Holy Trinity Sunday/Lectio Divina Hello Parish! As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, I thought I’d offer to you a quick outline of an ancient way of praying with scripture, lectio divina. I taught a class on it to FOCUS* missionaries last week, and it may just be one of the most … Continued

From the Desk of Fr. Chas Canoy, Pastor

God the Holy Spirit “Supernaturalizes” Us! Dear Parish Family, Even with Covid anxieties subsiding, there are a number of unsettling things happening in the world right now.  There are the recent shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo, the war in Ukraine, public institutions pushing anti-Christian ideologies, the effect inflation will have on the poor, the threats … Continued