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Pastor’s Desk

Eucharistic Prayer I (The Big Kahuna)

All right, here she is – the Big Kahuna, Eucharistic Prayer I. <Editorial comment commencing> The other Eucharistic Prayers are beautiful and stuffed with important truths of our faith, but next to this one, they seem like child’s play.  This prayer is the oldest, it’s the longest, and it’s jam-packed with stuff…which also means that generally, […]

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The Oblation of the Heart

Well, there they go again.  Just as you’re sitting down with your coffee to enjoy this wonderful bulletin article (because you’re not reading it during Mass, right?  Right???), they have to go throw more vocabulary in there – “Oblation.”  So what’s an oblation? Well, the best way to think about it is that an oblation […]

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The House of the Rising Son

It strikes me as interesting how much the sun impacts our daily lives. It’s important for temperature, for growing food, for telling time, and it even creates mass chaos on the highways at certain times of day (Ever hear of a sun visor or sunglasses, people? Good grief!)  Its amazing what impact that ball of fire has […]

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Immigration and Family Life

As you no doubt are aware, a major issue facing our country these days is immigration reform, and in recent days, one aspect of the immigration issue involves children being separated from their families at the United States/Mexico border due to a no-tolerance policy implemented by the governmental administration.  Like many of you, I have […]

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