A House Founded on the Cross Cannot Fall

Heartfelt thanks are due to the countless individuals, families and groups who made SeptemberFest 2018 such a grand occasion of community-building and joyous fellowship. There are too many to mention here, but they know who they are. To our sponsors and donors, all who served in countless roles of hospitality and those who simply came to enjoy, thank you!

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What September Means...

Even though in our present calendar, September is the ninth month, the title September harkens back to its original place in the Roman calendar as the seventh (septem-) month. Go figure! Even if the title lacks clarity, as a parish we are quite familiar with what September means…

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A Note from our Summer Seminarian - Kyle Etzel

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus provides a maxim for Christian life which an average seminarian hears quite frequently. That, one “must deny himself, take up his cross,” and follow the Lord. We are assured that, “whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for [the Lord’s] sake will find it.” How true this is and how true it has been for me this summer! I

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To Whom Shall We Go?

Fr. Stan recently informed me that August 26th is commemorated in Poland as the Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The origin of this feast was to mark the end of the heavy summer pilgrimage season which draws hundreds of thousands from all around Poland and the across

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The Nobility of Christian Generosity

A famous Canadian historian of Christianity said recently that, whereas in the past people came to the Church in order to have their sins forgiven, in our contemporary society people come to the Church in order to have a place to exercise their generosity. The hint seems to be that the Church ought not remind people of their sins too much (we don’t have sins anymore

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