From the Desk of John Richards, Director of Parish Operations

Reflecting on Bishop’s Year of the Bible One of my favorite TV shows is the game show Jeopardy! You know, where they provide the answer and you have to come up with the question? It has been on the air for a very long time and was hosted by legendary Alex Trebek. It was sad … Continued

From the Desk of Angel Koerkel, Coordinator of Sacramental Preparation

Clearly, we don’t have the space here to go into all of the nuances and connections between the story of the creation of woman and Jesus’ teaching on divorce mentioned in today’s reading, but we can take an overview look at some of the highlights. The first, and probably foundational piece to understand, is the … Continued

From the Desk of Joseph Gruber, Parish FOCUS Missionary

Dear St. John the Evangelist Parish, “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea” (Mark 9:42). These are harsh words from Jesus in … Continued

From the Desk of Dcn. David Etters

Measuring Greatness “I am the greatest! I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. I am the greatest!” Those showy, bragging words were famously spoken throughout the 1960s and 70s by world champion boxer Muhammed Ali. As a youngster, I grew up watching him dance around the ring and thump his way to … Continued