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  • 20.12.14
    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
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  • 19.12.14
    Patte Grey - FacilitatorIvan HofmannMarty McDanielJeff MinarekJean BleyDonna PavlisAnna VillellaLinda SoldressenDonna Best...
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  • 03.03.12
    We are excited to inform you that we now offer Online Giving! As a church that seeks to serve, we wanted to provide you the convenience of being able to give the way you want, whenever you want. Online Giving offers you the opportunity to make secure, automatic contributions from your bank [or credit card] account to our church.As we begin this new program, you may notice your neighbors placin...
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  • 02.08.11
      Please join the Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study in a journey through the history of the Catholic Church. Learn about the major people, places and events of two thousand years of church history. A DVD by Professor Steve Weidenkopf will be used, followed by a discussion of the material presented. Join us every Saturday morning at 7:30am in Meeting Room #1.  ...
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Christ Foretold

In Genesis, Melchizedek is described as a king who is also a priest. As this story is usually interpreted, Melchizedek's action of bringing out bread and wine and blessing it with praise to the Creator is a prophetic action. Seen as a prefigurement of the action of Jesus, he foretells to Abram the One who is to come, the Messiah. The psalm echoes this theme in the time of David the King, who praises and thanks God and proclaims the preexistence of the Christ, who is given princely power from "the day of your birth, in holy splendor" (Psalm 110:3). God has promised this to David and his descendants forever, and God will never go back on this promise.
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The story of the multiplication of loaves and fish is chosen for the feast of the Body and Blood of Chirst. This story is actually told more times in the Gospel than the Last Supper. It is an event in the ministry of Jesus life that focuses on the heart of his message to the human race. We learn in this story that God notices our hungers and commands that we learn how to “feed ourselves.” The immediate reaction of the apostles is “so little for so many.” We see that the action of putting the very little that we have in Jesus’s hands is an act of great trust. This act of surrendering stands at the center of the Gospel. It is an action we will see exemplified in the life of Christ as he surrenders his life on the cross saying, “Father, into your hands, I give my spirit.” 
 
In the story of the multiplication of loaves and fish, the very action of surrendering our sustenance into the hands of Christ brings forth the multiplication of the little bit we have. The resulting miracle satisfies the hungers of all who “ate and were satisfied.” Not only did they eat, but they had food left over. The mystery of God’s reign is witnessed in its ability to multiply things once they are surrendered. Lying within food is the recipe that reshapes our lives. Jesus fully intends to take our empty selves and plans to fill them up with his life. He too will pour out his life (Body and Blood) into ours as he hands his life over to his Father. The life of Christ is multiplied. In effect we become “other Christs.” Amazingly, there is enough for everyone. What we have received we can give as we open our lives to the distribution of the life given.