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    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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    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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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk Prerequisites for a Miracle
Prerequisites for a Miracle
We pick up last week’s Gospel where Jesus is not accepted in his home town. We were left hanging knowing that Jesus was distressed at the lack of faith in his home town. The apparent inability to go beyond the narrow boundaries caused by familiarity results in no miracles worked there. With this as today’s backdrop, Jesus immediately organizes his followers so that two by two they will go out to the world as agents of the miraculous. An understanding of the miraculous lies at the root of today’s Gospel. A miracle is something “wonderful,” a wonder! The source of Jesus’ ministry lies in the discovery that in him something truly wonderful has happened. In him God has entered human history. He shows up in our neighborhoods as one of us. Jesus’ ministry is truly “boundary breaking.” In him, heaven’s potential is unleashed upon the world – God has become one with us. Through him heaven and earth meet.
 
God has teamed up with our race to bring about change and redemption. Lying at the core of discipleship is the word “team.” Jesus’ response to his hometown’s inability to stand by him and support him in his healing mission is to immediately “team-up” his disciples and send them out two by two. This flies in the face of a world that tries to make it on its own. Jesus reveals that it takes two to live the Gospel. The Gospel is something alive – it is what is happening between us. Long before the Gospel was written down; it was proclaimed by living out the miracle that God is with us and amongst us. Long before we distilled from the Gospel its many teachings and doctrines, the truth about God was lived between us as a living presence. The greatest proof of this miraculous boundary-breaking presence of God would be found in how we loved one another. Not much was needed – no purse, no money, no extra clothing – just each other! This is all that is needed to bring forth the miraculous in the reign of God. It is no wonder Jesus acted with such urgency with specific instructions on bringing about God’s kingdom. After his experience “at home” there was not a moment to lose for there is just too much at stake! We’re talking
about the future of the world!