Together in Spirit

May 2023 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

May 2023 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Next Steps from the Synod

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/30/23

A year ago, on Pentecost weekend, Archbishop Hebda held the first Archdiocesan synod in 80 years. We experienced the years of preparation as he first held multiple listening sessions. From that work he developed an outline for the synod and he began a series of parish based catechesis sessions ... Read More »

Medical Update

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/22/23

My latest visit to Mayo Clinic went as I expected it to, but not as I hoped. I went to see a neurosurgeon who Dr. Dyck had referred following my first visit at Mayo. Dr. Dyck’s diagnosis based on a new MRI and a variety of other sensory tests ... Read More »

See God in Each Other

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/09/23

What does God look like?  In the book of Genesis God walks with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening and they converse with each other. Generations later, long after the fall of Adam and Eve; God enters a very close relationship with Abraham. Although Abraham has ... Read More »

Be Welcoming of Everyone

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/01/23

Jesus said:  "Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep.All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.I am the gate.Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.

In his Regina Ceoli address last week Pope Francis said the apostle Thomas, “wants an extraordinary sign – to touch the wounds. Jesus shows them to him, but in an ordinary way, coming in front of everyone, in the community.” Jesus makes Himself known in the community, and it is in the presence of the community that He shows the Apostles His wounds, “the proof of his love, the ever-open channels of His ... Read More »


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