Message from our Pastor – 12/1/2019

Dear Parishioners, Last week we made it to the “Creed”. Traditionally, everything we have covered concerning the Mass up through the “Creed” was called “The Mass of Catechumens” as those adults who had not been baptized and confirmed were not allowed to stay beyond that part. We evoke this tradition...

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Giving Tree Reminder

Please bring your gifts for the Giving Tree in the next day or two if you haven’t already done so. The residents of Badger Prairie Health Care Center in Verona, the families served by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the families in need with students in the...

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Message from our Pastor – 11/24/19

Dear Parishioners, Last week we made it to the “Creed”. Traditionally, everything we have covered concerning the Mass up through the “Creed” was called “The Mass of Catechumens” as those adults who had not been baptized and confirmed were not allowed to stay beyond that part. We evoke this tradition...

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Message from our Pastor – 11/17/2019

Dear Parishioners, In my last article, we saw how the entrance procession sums up the whole Old Testament and focuses especially on the Exodus, which is the central event of the Old Testament. It brings us to the birth of Christ in the “Gloria” and then we have the “Collect”...

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Message from our Pastor – 11/10/2019

Dear Parishioners, Last week, I left off at the Gloria. First of all, I want to correct a mistake. I said that we didn’t sing the Gloria during Lent, and it is actually Advent that we don’t sing it. I also didn’t expose the full richness of the entrance procession....

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Message from our Pastor – 11/2/2019

Dear Parishioners Last week, I pointed out how the traditional design of Catholic Churches goes back to the way the Israelites camped in the desert before the covenant of Sinai. There are other descriptions of the Israelite camp in the book of Numbers, but that one is after the covenant...

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Message from our Pastor – 10/27/2019

Dear Parishioners, Last week, we left off with Moses and the Israelites headed across the Sinai wilderness (read desert) towards the Holy Land. In chapter 33 of Exodus verses 7-11 says that Moses would pitch the meeting tent outside the camp of the Israelites and when he would go to...

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