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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

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 »

July 11, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 7/08/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Perhaps in mid-summer, it's time to consider adding a regular source of Catholic formation beyond the Mass into your life (if you don’t have that built in yet), here are some recommendations.

First of all, I think it could be pretty easy to take control of ... Read More »

July 4, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/30/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Last week we had another finance council meeting. Here are some highlights:

- We reviewed the normal finance reports: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the aging report. With the new fiscal year beginning in July, we talked about starting up the internal audits ... Read More »

June 27, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/24/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

What does a pastor’s rosary look like? I don’t mean the physical look.… (But, I can tell you the rosary I use now is one that was gifted to me from a family from Mexico. The various decades are created with beads that are white, red ... Read More »

June 20, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/16/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Somewhat regularly we get people who come to the office with a form, asking me to vouch that they are suitable candidates to be godparents (for baptism) or sponsors (for confirmation). Here is what I find in Canon Law about the qualifications of a godparent/sponsor: can. ... Read More »

June 13, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/12/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

A couple weeks ago we had another Finance Council meeting. Here are some highlights:

- We reviewed the usual monthly statements: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the aging report (Accounts Payable).

- The Rosary Altar Society gave a donation of $1,750. We are ... Read More »

June 6, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/05/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Please note on our social media and in recent bulletins the various summer evangelistic, catechetical and fun opportunities for families – even for children – which Jessica Pehmoeller has scheduled. Summer Family Days will happen on Tuesdays, beginning at 9 AM, with Eucharistic adoration, and then ... Read More »

May 30, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 5/27/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

The overall topic of this letter is “stewardship” – specifically stewardship of time and talent. Obviously, with COVID-19 restrictions and fear out there, we could not expect people to step up to any volunteer ministry that would have seemed imprudent. We closed down various ministries, in ... Read More »

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