Together in Spirit

December 2016 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

December 2016 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Thank You and God's blessings for your New Year!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/30/16

My goodness! You have been so kind and generous to me over this holiday season, as I keep telling my brother priests that I am still on my honeymoon with you. Every season keeps getting better and richer as I continue to grow into the family of Saint Joe's ... Read More »

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/27/16

From Fr. Mike and all of the staff here at St. Joseph of the Lakes we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

We Welcome our Brothers & Sisters

Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/20/16

Next week we will gather with many of our beloved brothers and sisters whom we haven't seen for a while. This is a day to rejoice in, not to complain about. It means certain inconveniences such as losing your butt worn pew space and perhaps even having to sit ... Read More »

In the past -Tribes - Now individuals

Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/14/16

We come from a very tribal background. The tribes arise from significant individuals who establish a bloodline and customs in which eventually a culture arises that is unique to itself. Scripturally we see this in the rise of Abraham, a man who was old and childless who trusted in ... Read More »

Advent Longings

Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/05/16

Throughout the past weekend (Thanksgiving holiday) I was amused by the many cars driving up and down Lake Drive with a Christmas tree tied onto the roof of the car. It reminded me of days long ago when the deer hunters would wrap their trophy buck either on the ... Read More »


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