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The Baptism of the Lord

January 6, 2021

By Fr. David Veit Years ago arriving at a new parish with a school, the principal informed me that they had a practice of celebrating baptismal anniversaries (as well as birthdays), and that I should find out when mine was.  She was pleasantly surprised that I could tell her on the spot!  By God’s grace…

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Epiphany!

December 28, 2020

The Greek word Epiphany (επιφάνεια), means appearance or manifestation.  In considering Epiphany we often focus on the symbolism of the gifts the Magi bore — gifts which said more about who they believed Christ to be than our more popularized notion of the gift being something we might “need or want.” The early church recognized…

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Merry Christmas

December 22, 2020

As your “pastors in solidum” we take this opportunity to rejoice with you as we continue to celebrate this beautiful season.  We recently realized that (counting it from the first date of “stay-at-home” orders and no public Mass) as of December 17, 2020, we have been with you during the pandemic longer than we were…

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Three Comings of Christ – Part 3

December 18, 2020

As we begin this 4th Week of Advent let us finally reflect on the “First” coming of Christ.   This is the one with which we are most familiar – or are we?  I have come to use the phrase for home and outside Christmas decorations: “put them up whenever you wish, so long as you…

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Three Comings of Christ – Part 3

December 10, 2020

As we begin this 4th Week of Advent let us finally reflect on the “First” coming of Christ.   This is the one with which we are most familiar – or are we?  I have come to use the phrase for home and outside Christmas decorations: “put them up whenever you wish, so long as you…

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Three Comings of Christ Part 2

December 8, 2020

Fr. Dave

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Three Comings of Christ, part 1

December 3, 2020

We are already a full week into the Season of Advent – in which we both look for and celebrate the “Coming” of Christ! As a refresher, we get the word Advent from the Latin “Adventus” meaning “coming” or “arrival.”  But what or who exactly is Coming!?  The King – Christ the King!  You will…

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Saint Maximilian Kolbe

August 6, 2020

Saint Maximilian Kolbe’s feast day is celebrated on August 14 each year.   Saint Pope John Paul II canonized him on October 10, 1982 as a martyr of charity.  Up until the canonization of St Maximilian, all martyred saints were martyrs of faith.  Pope John Paul wanted to recognize a new form of martyrdom where one…

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