Category Archives: Pastoral Message

Notes from Fr. Rick – January 29, 2017

The election of 2016 has shown us how very divided we are as a nation. Some journalists compare the present time to how divided we were in the early 1970s over the war in Viet Nam. Others have said that we are as divided as the country was just prior to the Civil War. As…
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Notes from the Pastor – January 22, 2017

Next Sunday is the annual “Volunteer Party.” We now hold it on the last Sunday of January so as to avoid NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl. Invitations have been sent out to all volunteers. If you’re a parish volunteer and did not receive an invitation, please inform the parish office ASAP! IF WINCHESTER PUBLIC…
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Notes from the Pastor – January 8, 2017

Happy “Little Christmas,” Epiphany, or “3 Kings Day.” The tradition of gift giving comes from the Wise Men/Kings/Astrologers from the East presenting the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the child Jesus. Gold was a gift to a king. Frankincense a gift to God, and myrrh, an embalming spice. Because our faith teaches us…
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Notes from Fr. Rick – December 25, 2016

I want to encourage the children of our parish to participate in the ministry of Altar Server. Boys and girls who are in 3rd grade or older are eligible. See the announcement in this week’s bulletin about training. This is a great way for youngsters to learn about the Mass and to participate up close…
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