Together in Spirit

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

We Love what He loves: the human race in all of its diversity

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/13/24

I love the dialogue that the apostles have with Jesus as He approaches his ascension into heaven. We are told that Jesus had been appearing to them and discussing the Kingdom of God with them. It leads them to ask: “Lord, are you at this time going to restore ... Read More »

These are Precious Days

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/06/24

I am grateful that I can announce to you that your new pastor is Rev. William (Bill) Deziel. He is currently the pastor of Annunciation in South Minneapolis. As you contemplate the future of our community it will be tempting to find out as much as you can about ... Read More »

Being Open to New Beginnings

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/22/24

He cannot help himself….As he looks over his territory he sees a rival sitting in a branch challenging his stake on his turf. There is only one thing to do: attack! He rushes madly at the intruder as he watches it streak right towards him. They collide with a ... Read More »

New Declaration Dignitas Infinita

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/15/24

By Elise Ann Allen  Apr 8, 2024   Senior Correspondent, Crux

Monday’s new Declaration Dignitas Infinita on Human Dignity from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) presented the consistent life ethic of this seamless garment, offering a clear definition of human dignity as the Church sees it ... Read More »

Upcoming Changes

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/12/24

This past December Fr. Tix, Vicar General of the Archdiocese, called me to suggest that I might consider retirement in the near future. We had a great conversation and by the end of it I found myself moving very peacefully into that consideration. I had already begun to draw ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/02/24

It feels like we just began our Lenten observances and here we are at the great proclamation of Easter. I am not exactly sure if I accomplished all I had hoped to do during this season, yet my spirit feels fuller and more open to the experience of Christ’s ... Read More »

The Hour has Come

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/18/24

Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew;  then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come ... Read More »

Fulfilling God's Plan

Posted by Anne Serwe on 2/12/24

Then, warning him ( the leprous man) sternly, he dismissed him at once. He said to him, “See that you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest (Mk:1:43-44)

Do these passages seem to suggest that Jesus was keeping a secret from some people while he ... Read More »

Jesus' Mission

Posted by Anne Serwe on 2/05/24

When it was evening, after sunset,they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.The whole town was gathered at the door.He cured many who were sick with various diseases,and he drove out many demons.

I wonder how many of the people who were brought to the ... Read More »

The Medium is the Message

Posted by Anne Serwe on 1/29/24

The medium is the message.

(Marshal McLuhan, Understanding media: The extensions of Man, 1964)

Marshal McLuhan writes: The content of the medium is a message that can be easily grasped and the character of the medium is another message which can be easily overlooked. McLuhan says "Indeed, it is ... Read More »


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