December 2019 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike
Feast of the Holy Family
Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/31/19
On this feast of the Holy Family the Knights of Columbus are inviting us to once again consecrate our families through this prayer (which is at the end of the pews)
O Lord Jesus, you lived in the home of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth. There you grew in ... Read More »
Merry Christmas to All!
Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/27/19
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 and a blessed New Year!
The Third Week of Advent
Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/23/19
say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you.
I have experienced too often in my 36 years of priesthood a person who is approaching death being afraid. They are afraid of what the moment of death will bring; they are afraid of the ... Read More »
Prayer for the Advent Season
Posted by Anne Serwe on 12/02/19
From Justin Holcomb is an Episcopal priest and teaches theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and Knox Theological Seminary
Advent readings are themed Scripture readings for each Sunday of Advent. The four weeks of Advent are broken down into the themes: Hope (or promise) Preparation (waiting or prophecy) Joy ... Read More »