Pastors Article

Grateful Living: The Joy Of Stewardship – Let Go of Obstacles

November 10, 2023

This session starts with the famous story of the rich young man who comes to Jesus, in a bit of a panic because he knows something is “off” within himself.…

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Grateful Living: The Joy Of Stewardship – Called to High Things

November 3, 2023

Jesus knows all that we need; he knows the Father created us to need food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. Jesus knows that sometimes, especially when we are lacking any…

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Meet Fr. Berhorst

October 19, 2023

Hello, my name is Father Berhorst, and I am glad to be here in Pettis County! I grew up in central Missouri, attending the parochial school at St. Martin Parish…

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Conclusion

October 13, 2023

I hope the scriptural, historical and pastoral reflections have been helpful for you so you will come to the sacrament of reconciliation. Let me give just a few more thoughts…

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Farewell Message from Fr. Cesar

October 6, 2023

I wanted to take this opportunity to send a note of thank you and appreciation to you as I move on to my next assignment. My gratitude to the Bishop…

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation, Part III.

September 29, 2023

I have written on the scriptural evidence that The Lord calls us to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and I have written on the history of the Sacrament. Today, I want…

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation – Part II.

September 22, 2023

In last week’s bulletin I showed that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is grounded in Sacred Scriptures. The Church has always believed in the forgiveness of sins. Today, I want to…

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation – Part I.

September 15, 2023

Earlier, I used the fronts of the bulletin to teach on the sacrament of Baptism. Then, we read the call stories of each of our active deacons’ who are assigned…

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From Fr. Joe Corel about St. John’s Chapel

August 4, 2023

Thank you for the outpouring of prayers, words of comfort, and joining us is mourning and grieving the loss of St. John the Evangelist Chapel. Due to vacations this week,…

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Introduction to the Sacrament of Baptism – Conclusion

July 28, 2023

In part III, I explained the importance of understanding what the church believes, and the desire for parents to bring their children up in this faith we have all professed…

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