June 2020 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike
Thank You for Your Support of St. Joseph's!
Posted by Anne Serwe on 6/29/20
Jesus said to his apostles:
Whoever gives only a cup of cold waterto one of these little ones to drinkbecause the little one is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.” Mt10:42
I want to thank you for your ongoing generous support of ... Read More »
The Gift of the Eucharist
Posted by Anne Serwe on 6/15/20
Thank you to all who sent me cards wishing me well on my birthday and congratulating me on my 37th anniversary as a priest. It was a great and necessary distraction in a very difficult week.
A group of Jews gathered about Jesus after he had fed the five ... Read More »
Act with Kindness and a Shared Humanity
Posted by Anne Serwe on 6/08/20
I spent last Saturday in a fog as I watched the flames shooting out of many different buildings in Minneapolis. I did not know what to do with what I was watching; I had never experienced anything like this before. I felt sadness for those whose properties were destroyed ... Read More »
The Church is Never "Closed"
Posted by Anne Serwe on 6/01/20
Last week in response to President Trump’s declaring that churches were essential and need to be reopened right away the Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Missouri; Deon K. Johnson wrote:
"The work of the church is essential. The work of caring for the lonely, the ... Read More »