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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

October 10, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 10/10/21

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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