Together in Spirit

2023 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

2023 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Celebrate the Works of God

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/20/23

“Father of mercy, you led the man born blind to the kingdom of light through the gift of faith in your Son, free these elect from the false values that surround and blind them. Set them firmly in your truth, children of the light forever.” (From the introduction of ... Read More »

The Scrutiny's

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/13/23

This year we have several candidates for reception into the full sacramental life of the Church. (They have been baptized previously in other Christian denominations) and one catechumen (unbaptized). All will enter into full sacramental life in the Church at the Easter Vigil. We treat the catechumen a bit ... Read More »

God's Promise to Abraham

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/05/23

The LORD said to Abram:"Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father's house to a land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be ... Read More »

The Beginning of Lent

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/01/23

This is the first Lent in my life that has been affected by a seasonal disruption of winter weather. Who can guess what will happen with February weather? At the risk of not following the Church’s calendar it seemed to make more pastoral sense to move the distribution of ... Read More »

You are Invited to our Parish Mission

Posted by Anne Serwe on 2/13/23

There is a wonderful opportunity that will unfold February 26-28. This is the date of our parish mission. Patrick Conley of Relevant Radio will be leading our parish retreat and guiding us in an exploration of our individual gifts and talents and a discernment in God’s invitation in our ... Read More »

Parish Synod Evangelization Teams

Posted by Anne Serwe on 1/30/23

Last week the Archbishop kicked off the first year of the implementation of the Parish Synod Evangelization teams.  It began with the gathering of the many “apostles” from each parish of the Archdiocese.  Each pastor throughout the Archdiocese has been called on to name up to 12 people who ... Read More »

Faithful Encourage to Participate Fully in Liturgy

Posted by Anne Serwe on 1/23/23

The Second Vatican Council’s constitution on the Divine Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium; was approved by the assembled bishops in a vote of 2,147 to 4 and promulgated by Pope Paul VI on December 4, 1963. The document calls for the full and active participation of all the faithful. It called ... Read More »

Life is an Adventure

Posted by Anne Serwe on 1/16/23

Life is such an adventure, even when it becomes limited and mysterious. The adventure rests in trying to figure out how to get on with a somewhat “normal” routine when each day new limits and frustrations arise. I have nothing new to report at this time, though by the ... Read More »

Fr. Mike Health Update

Posted by Anne Serwe on 1/09/23

I wish I could tell you clearly what is happening to me, health-wise. I saw a neurosurgeon who after listening to my concerns and studying the MRI of my spine told me that my symptoms didn’t match my MRI findings. He first told me that my spine looks like ... Read More »


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