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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

September 19, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 9/18/21

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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 »

September 12, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 9/10/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

On August 26, we had another finance council meeting. Here are the highlights:

- We welcomed Amy Boes to the council. Current council members are: Al Liebengood, Greg Cassidy, Jeff Clagg, Tim Meyers and Amy Boes. I am looking for another woman to join the council, ... Read More »

September 5, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 9/10/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Last summer as we were fixing the patio behind the rectory, a contractor found a large copper cross in the basement. We were asked if we would sell the cross. That led to a bit of research to discover that the cross is actually the second ... Read More »

August 29, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 8/27/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Have you ever heard of our Prayer Shawl Ministry? I am way behind in getting this letter out to you, because it is based on information the Prayer Shawl Ministry leaders gave me after their last meeting in May. (They have another meeting coming up here ... Read More »

August 22, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 8/19/21

August 22, 2021

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Have you wondered why we sing so much in Mass? One very important guidebook for everything a priest does, and everything people do, in the Mass is the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. The Roman Missal is that large maroon book I ... Read More »

August 15, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 8/12/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Here is another excerpt from Bishop Olmsted’s teaching on music in the Mass. (See his whole presentation at http://www.adoremus.org/0512SingingtheMass.html). This time he offers a short history of music, so that we can get a glimpse of where our music in the Mass started. It is profound ... Read More »

August 8, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 8/05/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

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

- We reviewed the usual finance reports: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the accounts payable report.

- We decided finance council members will perform an internal audit every two ... Read More »

August 1, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 7/29/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

In 2011 Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix wrote a series of four articles for his Diocese, explaining sacred music. (Check out the entire series at: http://diocesephoenix.org/bishop-olmsted-columns). It is an excellent series. Here is an excerpt of his first article, for your edification. Most powerful in the ... Read More »

July 25, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 7/21/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

It occurred to me that I have never written about Paul Feasel becoming an officially installed acolyte in the Catholic Church, although we did acknowledge and congratulate him the weekend he was installed this past September. Earlier in his formation Paul was installed as a lector ... Read More »

July 18, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 7/13/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Do you have faith builders spread throughout your life each day – things that help you turn your mind to the Lord? Here’s one of mine that I’ll share with you: Most weekdays I try to get some exercise time down in the rectory basement. You ... Read More »

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