Today's Gospel Reflection

Posted: Jan 10, 2016 | Category: Gospel Reflection,

By the end of next weekend we will know the two teams that will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII. When the NFL draft took place during the last weekend of April many fans watched in eager anticipation to see whom their favorite team would select. When the draft was over, some of those same fans began an analysis of their team's picks trying to predict whether the new players would help their team develop into a winning combination. While seasoned players are often the ones who lead the way, the newest members of the team can be called on at a moment's notice to perform at the highest level of the sport. Fans and coaches alike were filled with expectations for these new recruits. And at this point in the season, near the end of the playoffs, we know whether those expectations were fulfilled or whether they were misplaced.

Early in his Gospel, St. Luke describes a similar situation in reference to John the Baptist. Of course, in firstcentury Palestine there was no "prophet draft" to see who could make the cut as best proclaimer of the word of God. We know that there was any number of people at the time of Jesus who exercised prophetic ministry. Some even claimed to be the Messiah who would throw off the yoke of a foreign oppressor, the Romans. John never claimed that.

Today's feast honors the second of three mysteries that are celebrated as the manifestation of Christ. Last week it was the Magi who bore witness. This week it is John the Baptist and the Holy Spirit descending as a dove. Next week it will be the miracle at Cana that testifies that Jesus is the Christ, the anointed One of God. Unlike some of the rookie players who were drafted last spring, we can acknowledge that Jesus has met every expectation and fulfilled all that we had hoped for.



Question and Answer

Posted: Jan 7, 2016 | Category: Question & Answer,
I was always fascinated by Mary and have had a devotion to her for many years. Why does Mary have so many titles? Isn't Mother of God enough?

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For Your Marriage

Posted: Jan 6, 2016 | Category: Marriage Tips,

What is a unique endearing quality of your beloved? Have you told your spouse? No harm in saying it again. Do it today.

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Items Desperatly Needed

Posted: Jan 6, 2016


Items needed are:
Children’s socks, gloves and gently used coats
Drop off donations at the Board Office

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4131 Matson Avenue
Monday—Friday 8 am to 3:30 pm

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Funeral Information

Posted: Jan 5, 2016

Everyone is welcome to attend the visitation for Ken Boone on Friday, January 8 beginning at 10 am with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am.

There will be no 8 am Mass on Friday.


Everyone is welcome to attend the visitation for Doug Mattstedt on Monday, January 11 beginning at 8:30 am with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am.


Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Tues.-Fri.: 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days: As announced

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesday: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.

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