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Pastor's Letter for the March 14, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

As noted before, Pope Francis has designated this year, between December 8th, 2020 until December 8th, 2021 as a Year of St. Joseph.  This celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as the “Universal Patron of the Church” by Pope Pius IX. 

Each year we celebrate ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the March 7, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

As we are very much at the heart of Lent (literally one month away from Easter as I am writing this on Friday morning, March 5th!) a number of people have said that this already has been a unique Lent.  In a way, it’s kind of been like a ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the February 28, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Thank you to all who have been asking me about my blood pressure issue!  Thankfully, I have made some changes in my diet that have made some substantial differences.  I hit a peak of 212 pounds back in July 2020, but then slowly got to ~207 lbs. in November.  ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter or the February 21, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

We pray that the current trends, especially locally, regarding COVID-19 continue. At last report, as of Thursday, February 18th, we have not had any new hospitalizations locally since February 4th.  May the Lord bless us with a truly healthy springtime – with a thaw hopefully happening soon.

One of ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the February 14, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Something very unique for us this year, not only in Lent but also throughout this year of 2021 – but especially for Lent because the Solemnity of St. Joseph is during Lent, on March 19th – is an opportunity for faith formation over the next five Mondays. 

Drawing upon ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the February 7, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

A positive item this week was the repair of the bells system at St. Benedict.  Evidently some kind of critter that had been in the bell tower area had chewed through the wires, based on how cleanly they had been cut.  Anyway, for now so that our neighbors will ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the January 31, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

From the “Here We Go Again” Department, I understand there was a text message sent out in my name on Friday, January 29th, asking the recipients to “take care of a domestic errand for me today.” Please remember that if you receive anything like that supposedly from me either ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the January 24, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

This time of year and during this week of prayer for Christian Unity, one project that would be a tremendous blessing for our whole county and area community is the refurbishing of the kitchen at Feed My People.  That local “soup kitchen” has been providing a daily lunch, Monday ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the January 17, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Since mid-March of 2020, I have been learning more and more (little by little!) about ways of connecting our parish’s information with the world of the internet.  One of the key resources I have learning about is our Facebook page.  I have learned things that range from funny to eye-raising. 

For example, as an administrator of that account, I have access to statistics and information that is provided about people who visit our Facebook page.  I can see that many people when they view our parish Masses at the Facebook page will watch some of the initial content, scroll forward to the homily and then scroll forward to the end of the Mass!  I can also see who leaves comments, who rates a video with a thumbs up or thumbs down, and who adds an “emoji” to rate the ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the January 10, 2021 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

As we transition into this New Year of 2021 may we recognize the need for God’s grace to govern us, to give us wisdom, and to help us to appreciate that we are members of both a nation blessed with exceptional freedoms and a worldwide community of faith that ... Read More »