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April 2018 Weekly Bulletin Messages

April 15, 2018 – Third Sunday of Easter “We would rather be ruined than change. We would rather die in our dread, than to mount the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.” (W.H. Auden) Dear Friends, As we celebrate the great season of Easter, it is important…

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March 2018 Weekly Bulletin Messages

March 25th, 2018 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord ENCOUNTER CHICAGO: Sharing Our Lenten Journey This weekend, we look at a story much closer to home because a part of the Rice Bowl collection goes to support local programming. We look today at our neighbors to the…

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February 2018 Weekly Bulletin Messages

Second Sunday of Lent – February 25, 2018 ENCOUNTER LENT: Sharing the Journey with CESIA Cesia Lea Gomez is from the rural town of Somoto, Nicaragua, close to the Honduran border. Although it is a beautiful farming community, there are few job opportunities for young people, especially women. Many leave…

January 2018 Weekly Bulletin Messages

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 28, 2018 “In imitation of our Master, we Christians are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it.” (Pope Francis) Dear Friends,

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December 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

The Holy Family – December 31, 2017 “Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another…” (St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, ch. 3) Dear Friends, As we celebrate the beginning of a new year,…

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November 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – November 26th “And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers (sisters) of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 Dear Friends: The above quote from Jesus…

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October 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

October 29th – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Love never wrongs the neighbor, hence love is the fulfillment of the law. (Romans 13:10) Dear Friends: This weekend, besides being the annual Halloween Trick or Treat outing, is significant as we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The theme for…

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September 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

September 24th – Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Nothing would be done at all if a person waited till he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.” (Cardinal Newman) Dear Friends, With all the many problems we are facing, there is a paralysis that…

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August 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

August 21st – Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time SURPRISE IN HEAVEN I dreamt death came the other night, And Heaven’s gate swung wide. An angel with a halo bright ushered me inside. And there! To my astonishment, stood folks I’d judged and labeled: As “quite unfit,” “of little worth,” and…

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July 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

July 30 – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Because you asked for this—not for a long life for yourself, nor for riches, nor for the life of your enemies, but for understanding so that you may know what is right—I do as you requested.”(1Kings, ch.3) Dear Friends, This passage from…

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