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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

November 28, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 11/22/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

My guess is that many of you have noticed that on the altar during Mass since I arrived there stands a small crucifix, with the corpus (body) of Jesus facing me. Why is this? I am employing what many have come to know as the “Benedictine ... Read More »

November 21, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 11/22/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Last month we had another cemetery committee meeting. We held the meeting out at the cemetery in order to look at the items we were discussing. Here are some highlights:

- Deb Brickner gave us the income and expense report and the balance sheet.

- We ... Read More »

November 14, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 11/11/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

I think some of you have already heard by now that I renovated the chapel in the rectory. Right up front, I want to say that no parish money was used for the project. It was all gift money from my last parish, as well ... Read More »

November 7, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 11/04/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioner,

A couple weeks ago we had another finance council meeting. Here are the highlights:

- We reviewed the prior months financial statements: balance sheet, income and expense report, accounts payable.

- We have reached 87.47% ($41,573) of our Annual Catholic Appeal goal ($47,528). The diocese has ... Read More »

October 24, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 10/21/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Recently, I was reminded that I have never brought closure to the question of whether we could continue funeral luncheons at the parish. Regarding whether we are able to revive the funeral luncheon committee, the answer is "no". We simply didn't have enough people step forward ... Read More »

October 17, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 10/14/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

On occasion over the last few months I have had parishioners approach me wondering when we will reinstate the offering of the Precious Blood at Communion time of Holy Mass. Perhaps there are others who have other questions in mind. Here is an answer.

Bottom line, ... Read More »

October 10, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 10/10/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

We always try to offer the Mass of Christian Burial for any Catholic soul that has died. I am so grateful for the systems we have in place in our parish to prepare those Masses, and then carry them through in a beautiful way. With this ... Read More »

October 3, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 9/29/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

On Thursday, September 23rd, we had another finance council meeting. Here are some highlights:

- We ran through the normal parish finance reports: the income and expense report, the balance sheet, and accounts payable.

- The mini-fest, after expenses, brought in about $12,823. We stated before ... Read More »

September 26, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 9/26/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

In Familiaris Consortio, in the section called, Bright Spots and Shadows for the Family Today – Pope Saint John Paul II wrote:

Christian spouses and parents can and should offer their unique and irreplaceable contribution to the elaboration of an authentic evangelical discernment in the various ... Read More »

September 19, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 9/18/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

On September 8th, we celebrated the Nativity (i.e., birthday) of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although it was a weekday, Anthony played the organ, singing the opening antiphon, then leading us through the opening hymn, a sung psalm response and the rest of the ordinary parts of ... Read More »

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