Together in Spirit

May 2017 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

May 2017 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Of Richness and Tradition

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/30/17

Last year Pope Francis published Amoris Laetitia which is his post-synodal reflection of human love and family life. It is a great document giving good pastoral advice for both families and pastors on how we need to really nurture and care for the families within our communities. In a ... Read More »

Reason for Hope

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/22/17

Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. ... Read More »

We are making something Greater than Ourselves

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/15/17

Beloved: Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  1Peter 2:4-5

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Who are You?

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/08/17

When first asked by journalists:” who are you?” Pope Francis replied: “I am a sinner”; just like all of us.  This was at the very beginning of his pontificate and it etched into my consciousness.  Here was a man who knew he was redeemed by Jesus Christ  It was ... Read More »

How to Welcome the Newly Initiated

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/01/17

This past week our confirmation candidates made their way to the Basilica of St. Mary and received the completion of their initiation into the life of the Catholic Church. I struggle with what Confirmation is becoming for too many of our young people. Instead of seeing this moment as ... Read More »


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