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From the Desk of Fr. Mike

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Medical Update

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/22/23

My latest visit to Mayo Clinic went as I expected it to, but not as I hoped. I went to see a neurosurgeon who Dr. Dyck had referred following my first visit at Mayo. Dr. Dyck’s diagnosis based on a new MRI and a variety of other sensory tests ... Read More »

See God in Each Other

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/09/23

What does God look like?  In the book of Genesis God walks with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening and they converse with each other. Generations later, long after the fall of Adam and Eve; God enters a very close relationship with Abraham. Although Abraham has ... Read More »

Be Welcoming of Everyone

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/01/23

Jesus said:  "Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep.All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.I am the gate.Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.

In his Regina Ceoli address last week Pope Francis said the apostle Thomas, “wants an extraordinary sign – to touch the wounds. Jesus shows them to him, but in an ordinary way, coming in front of everyone, in the community.” Jesus makes Himself known in the community, and it is in the presence of the community that He shows the Apostles His wounds, “the proof of his love, the ever-open channels of His ... Read More »

Fr. Mike Mayo Clinic Update

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/24/23

I had a good week at Mayo Clinic. I met with Dr. Dyck, one of the teaching staff of neurology. Following that I had another MRI of the lumber region of my back. The next day I had several tests including an EMG to check the nerve sensitivity of ... Read More »

Alleluia - He is Risen!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/11/23

I want to thank all who made this Holy Week a wonderful prayer time—our musicians and choir, those who decorated our worship space several different times this past week—our liturgical ministers including hospitality, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, servers and the sound board and video board ministers.

I also want to ... Read More »

A Gift Received

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/03/23

The mother of Zebedee’s children (James and John) came to Jesus with her sons. She got down on her knees before Jesus to ask something of Him.  He said to her, “What do you want?” She said, “Say that my two sons may sit, one at Your right side and one at ... Read More »

Focus on Jesus

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/27/23

Lord Jesus Christ, you commanded Lazarus to step forth from his tomb and by your own resurrection freed all people from death. We pray for your servant Weston, who eagerly approaches the waters of new birth and hunger for the banquet of life.

Do not let the power of ... Read More »

Celebrate the Works of God

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/20/23

“Father of mercy, you led the man born blind to the kingdom of light through the gift of faith in your Son, free these elect from the false values that surround and blind them. Set them firmly in your truth, children of the light forever.” (From the introduction of ... Read More »

The Scrutiny's

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/13/23

This year we have several candidates for reception into the full sacramental life of the Church. (They have been baptized previously in other Christian denominations) and one catechumen (unbaptized). All will enter into full sacramental life in the Church at the Easter Vigil. We treat the catechumen a bit ... Read More »

God's Promise to Abraham

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/05/23

The LORD said to Abram:"Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father's house to a land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be ... Read More »


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