Farming with Mercy

By Jason Lillis, Family Life Coordinator For the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Though my gardening and farming experiences are now over a decade removed, I recall very well two different approaches to weeding fields. The later memory is as an employee of the local...

Birthing and Labor Companions

by Trevor Thompson Director of Pastoral Ministries Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time With our due date of July 10th, my wife and I are expecting our third child any day.  As we anticipate this birth, I’m particularly struck by the image of “birthing” from the Second...

July 10, 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In April 2005, the parish had the opportunity to purchase two homes contiguous to our property.  On the recommendation of the finance and pastoral council we did so. The reality is that we purchased these homes, which included almost 6 acres...

Youth Delegation Returns from St. Francis Inn

A delegation of 8 teens and 2 adults from St. Francis traveled to Philadelphia to minister with the poor and homeless at St. Francis Inn on June 27 to July 1, 2011.    The last youth delegation to visit the Inn was in 2006.   The group of 10 who made the visit this...

In God We Trust

By Trevor Thompson Director of Pastoral Ministries Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time We live in a country of contradictions.  America says all “men” are created free and equal, but that dictum was penned by a slave holder.  America is a republic founded on capitalism...
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