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Weekly Reflection: 5th Sunday of Lent

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT April 1-2, 2017 Breaking Bread Hymnal – pg. 88-89      Martha is a fascinating figure in the Gospels.  When Jesus dines at her house and her sister Mary sits at Jesus’ feet, “listening to him speak,” Martha complains bitterly.  In the scene in today’s Gospel, Martha […]

Weekly Reflection: 4th Sunday of Lent

REFLECTION – Fourth Sunday of Lent March 25-26, 2017               I have been wearing eye glasses since the second grade.  Being very nearsighted for 50 years, I am essentially blind without them.  Neither contacts nor Lasik surgery are an option for me.  This past September after not being able […]

Weekly Reflection: 3rd Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent March 18 and 19, 2017 “We’re all in this together.” How many times have we heard and used this expression?  Many times its just a throw away line, or a means to commisserate among fellow sufferers.  In theology, this is called ‘solidarity’ and it is the […]

Weekly Reflection: 2nd Sunday of Lent

2nd Sunday of Lent March 12, 2017 BB P. 79 Have you ever noticed how Jesus goes to the mountains to pray? No wonder. He is following the tradition of his ancestors. Moses and Elijah had transforming encounters with God on Mt. Sinai.  Mountains are places where God is revealed […]

Weekly Reflection: 1st Sunday of Lent

REFLECTION – First Sunday of Lent March 4-5, 2017                   Welcome to Lent! That annual catholic event, where for forty days we give up our favorite food, drink or habit, and in the process we make ourselves miserable.  Additionally, we vow to spend more time in prayer, only to […]

Jubilee: Final Post

Final Jubilee Bulletin for Jan 21-22  Halleluiah Halleluiah  Halleluiah! The Year of Celebration is ended: the 150th anniversary of Stone Chapel, the 50th anniversary as a dedicated Parish and the 25th year of the Worship Center. See Father Jack’s Proclamation in this Bulletin. We are most proud of our caring, […]

Jubilee: Final Francis Facts

Jubilee Bulletin Jan 14-15 Final Francis Facts As we celebrate St. Francis de Sales Jubilee I would like to end this year of Francis Facts and share some of St Francis’s more profound quotes: “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose […]


Jubilee Bulletin Jan 7-8 Well last week we were taking personal inventory of 2016 and maybe making resolutions. If we take stock of Saint Francis De Sales for the Jubilee year 2016, we learned about the many components of our parish life. Maybe learned some new things. In this space […]