Together in Spirit

2022 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

2022 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Traveling by Rail

Posted by Anne Serwe on 10/03/22

There is something about railroad travelers that is different than any other traveler I have experienced. First there is a common pattern of stories that we tell and that we share. We recount the various routes that we have been on, and the different experiences that we have had ... Read More »

Dei Verbum

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/12/22

The third constitution from the Second Vatican Council that Pope Francis is encouraging us to read as we prepare for the Holy Year of 2025 is titled: Dei Verbum (English-The Word (Verbum) of God (Dei). The document was embraced by the assembled bishops in a vote of 2344 to ... Read More »

Dei Verbum

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/09/22

The third constitution from the Second Vatican Council that Pope Francis is encouraging us to read as we prepare for the Holy Year of 2025 is titled: Dei Verbum (English-The Word (Verbum) of God (Dei). The document was embraced by the assembled bishops in a vote of 2344 to ... Read More »

Vatican II: Sacrosanctum Concilium

Posted by Anne Serwe on 8/29/22

The first document that the Vatican Council Fathers issued in 1963 was the Constitution on the Divine Liturgy. It was titled Sacrosanctum Concilium which comes from the first two words of the document, which was written in the official language of the Roman Church(Latin) Those two words in The ... Read More »

Study the Second Vatican Council Documents

Posted by Anne Serwe on 8/22/22

The Protestant reformation of Christianity officially began with the priest, Martin Luther, publishing ninety-five thesis that took issue with Roman Catholic Church practices in his lifetime. He did this in 1517. It lit a fire throughout Europe as many others who had issues with the way the Roman Church ... Read More »

Faith Formation Update

Posted by Anne Serwe on 8/10/22

As we continue to pursue a Director of Faith Formation for the church, I've been working with the Faith Formation Commission to identify interim leaders for our youth Faith Formation programs that will begin this fall. We have identified two parishioners that are willing to take on these roles ... Read More »

A Reflection for You

Posted by Anne Serwe on 8/01/22

I pass on to you a reflection by Christoph Blumhardt

Avoid dividing the world into “us” and “them.” If you do, you will harden your heart. There are not two worlds, one in God’s hands and the other one not. There are not two species of people, one totally ... Read More »

Shoulder Surgery Scheduled This Week for Fr. Mike Anderson

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/25/22

I am in quarantine today after receiving my nasal COVID test on Friday as I prepare for my shoulder replacement surgery this Tuesday. I am at great peace as I approach this moment, especially as I have been receiving encouragement from many of you wishing me well in greeting ... Read More »

Choosing the Better Part

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/18/22

It has happened to me too often that when I have gone on a pastoral visit expecting that I will get a chance to visit with a person I will be side swiped by that person’s need to provide hospitality for me. I will be grandly greeted and ushered ... Read More »

Insight to Dobbs V. Jackson

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/10/22

Recently reading the bulletin of the Cathedral of St. Paul I came across this article by the rector: Fr. John Ubel. I appreciate his insight and the insight he provides as he reflects on the recent Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

(Used with permission; published July 3,2022 in ... Read More »

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