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Pastor's Letter for the October 11, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

As a reminder, we have a few parish activities this weekend that you might enjoy but could easily overlook.

If you have received and read this bulletin by email on Friday, please note that the annual Courthouse Rosary Rally is this Saturday, October 10th at Noon. This year’s version ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the October 4, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Welcome back to Fr. Nicholas Ward who will be/was here to offer the 5:00 p.m. Mass this Saturday, October 3rd and to hear the Confessions at 4:00 p.m.  This is a “Mass of Thanksgiving” offered both by him and for him (I plan to be there to concelebrate). May ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the September 27, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

This weekend we will be conducting something very unique.  In light of this year’s particularly unprecedented election process, we will be conducting a voter registration opportunity after each of the Masses this weekend. 

Please note this is something that you can do at home, as I will describe below.  ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the September 20, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

One of our annual staple events each year in October is our diocesan Respect Life Conference.  We have hosted this event here at Christ Our Life Parish a couple of times. In this year when so many events have been cancelled or postponed, this is one event that is ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the September 13, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

If this hadn't been such a year for surprises and changes we would be getting ready for the pilgrimage journey to the Holy Land. It had been originally planned for mid-October 2020.  I spoke with the tour coordinator this past week and we are still hoping for and planning on ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the September 6, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Thank you very much for all of the birthday greetings I have received this week.  It’s enjoyable to me to share this birthday week with others, including Pat Farley, our DRE, on September 6th and Fr. Bob, on September 9th.  Happy Birthday to them as well! 

 

As you ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 30, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Should we emphasize that we have “accomplished” just about 8 full months of the Year 2020 or that there are only 4 months to go?!  We ask the Lord that we truly will be better people from having faced these exceptional times, buoyed as always both by the wonderful ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 23, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

I have been encouraged this week to see that the statewide coronavirus numbers associated with hospitalizations has declined over these past 10 days so that the total numbers in hospitals with COVID-19 is under 900, in ICUs is under 300 and needing ventilators is under 200.  Here in Guernsey ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 16, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

If you’re in St. Benedict Church in the near future, you might notice a different scent in the air.  We had been using Pine Sol and another cleaner called, Fabuloso, to keep the surfaces inside thoroughly sanitized.  I had jokingly referred to our churches as “St. Benedict of the ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 9, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

As many of us enjoy doing spring cleaning and sprucing up our living environments, you can see that we’re very much in the midst of a number of summer fix-up projects around our church campuses. 

Two of the three parking lots around St. Benedict Church have been resurfaced and ... Read More »