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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

February 5, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 1/31/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Last fall I did a series of homilies reminding us of the basic points of the gospel: 1) We were created by God in His image to know, love and serve Him in this life, and as a result, abide with him in heaven forever; 2) ... Read More »

January 29, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 1/31/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Last February, I sent a memo to the Diocese asking if we could engage Peterman & Associates to start designing a storage building, since we had lost four buildings on the high school property. Those buildings housed items for the festival, but also all kinds of ... Read More »

January 22, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 1/16/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

On a couple occasions in the past I have given you a couple poems of Jessica Powers (pen name for Carmelite Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit, who died in 1988). Here's one on angels. She writes about God's throne in the secret of her soul. ... Read More »

January 15, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 1/16/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Please keep praying for the right person to lead our music at Holy Mass! I have had several people ask me how the search is going. As of the writing of this letter, I have received three resumes. None of them ended up working out. We ... Read More »

January 8, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 1/06/23

Fr. Poggemeyer requested permission to use the below letter from parishioner, Mick Badik, for his weekly letter. He felt this letter was an important reminder of the pro-life resource in our area.

Dear Partners in Christ,

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mick Badik and, since ... Read More »

December 25, 2022 & January 1, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 12/20/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners, 

I wish all of you a most Blessed Christmas and New Year! Christmas celebrates the Eternal Son of God taking to Himself our human nature. How precious that is to us! Without this astounding condescension of God to our level, we would not have the Eucharist; ... Read More »

December 18, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 12/08/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Did you know that a Catholic podcast was on the top of the list in popularity over this past year? A Catholic podcast got the most downloads of all podcasts! The podcast was “Bible in a Year", created by Father Mike Schmitz and Ascension Press. Well, ... Read More »

December 11, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 12/08/22

+JMJ

 

Dear Parishioners,

Last week we had another finance council meeting. The following are the highlights:

– We reviewed the normal financial charts for September-October: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the payables report. We also heard from council members who conducted the internal audit for ... Read More »

December 4, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 12/01/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

The RESCUE Project has been happening at our parish for the past number of weeks. The evenings consist of a simple (but delicious) meal, a video presentation by Acts XXIX (especially its founder, Fr. John Riccardo) and small group discussions at tables. I've gotten a lot ... Read More »

November 27, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 11/21/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

I recently read a blog article by a priest about demonic strategies against modern Christians. He imagined the demons meeting to brainstorm schemes to trick disciples of Christ into damnation. First a demon suggested trying to get them not to believe in evil. Another demon retorted ... Read More »

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