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Fr. Rich's Weekly Ramblings

One of the "hats" I wear is to be a host on Real Presence Radio for their show "Real Presence Live" once a month.  Parishioner Cindy Jennings has been my co-host for over a year now, while I have been doing this for maybe close to six years now.  It is a good opportunity to use radio as a media in which to help spread the Gospel; I have interviewed countless people over the years and some of them have been very informative and interesting.  Usually our show is the first Tuesday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Twice a year we have "live-drives" in which we take on a couple additional shows as a means of finding financial support for the mission of Catholic Radio and this coming Thursday the 12th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm will be one of the live drives.  I would encourage you to tune into RPR 88.1 FM from time to time when you are in the car, as it is really excellent content and maybe tune in this Thursday to pledge some support for this great ministry.
On an unrelated note, and a hopeful optimistic one; next week at long last we are scheduled to have our Holy Spirit window installed in the 57th street entrance of St. James.  If indeed it goes in as scheduled it will transform that entrance of our parish.  This has been in the works for well over a year so I am cautiously optimistic that it will finally be installed and that you will see the big difference next weekend.

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Weekly Schedule

Weekday Mass
Monday | 8:00am | St. James
Tuesday | 8:00am | St. James
Wednesday | 8:00am | St. James
Thursday | 8:00am | St. Elizabeth
Friday | 8:00am | St. James

Weekend Mass
Saturday | 4:30pm | St. James
Sunday | 8:30am | St. Elizabeth
Sunday | 10:30am | St. James

Reconciliation
Saturday | 3:30pm | St. James
By Appointment

Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesday | 8:30am-8:00pm | St. James

Bishop Daniel Felton

Just a word about  the vestment the bishop will be wearing at Mass this morning; it may look familiar because it is the same vestment St. John Paul II is portrayed as wearing in our stained glass window.  Our former bishop, Bp. Schnurr was the executive director of World Youth Day Denver in 1993, when Pope John Paul II said the closing Mass for that event he wore this very vestment.  At the end of the program the Pope gave the vestment to Schnurr as a token of appreciation for the success of the program.  Fast forward many years later, when Schnurr became our bishop he showed me the vestment which I immediately salivated over!  The bishop had appointed me to be his point person for Vocations for the diocese and he told me that as soon as we get 25 seminarians studying for our diocese he would give me the pope's vestment!  We got there!  And when we did we had the highest number of seminarians in the country per capita of any diocese in the country, and the bishop gave me the pope's vestment which now is a major second class relic of my favorite saint and favorite pope.  The last time it was worn was ten years ago after JPII was beatified, and at that time I decided never to wear it again, but it seems most appropriate to have it worn today by our new bishop at the blessing of the sanctuary that portrays the great saint wearing this very vestment.  St. John Paul the Great, pray for us!

Diocese News from The Northern Cross

Prayer and fasting in wake of Supreme Court leak

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

As you know, the recent leak of a draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, allowing states the freedom once again to pass their own legislation regarding abortion, has been met with hostility by those who favor legalized abortion. In addition to calls for nationwide demonstrations, some have called for disruption of church services and personal intimidation of Supreme Court justices. 

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Clergy assignments

Bishop Daniel Felton has made the following clergy assignments. 

Effective May 16, the Rev. Keith Bertram, from pastor of St. Edward, Longville, and St. Paul, Remer, to pastor of St. Paul, Remer, and priest sacramental minister of St. Edward, Longville. 

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Two priorities that will support the ‘preferential option for the poor’

By the Minnesota Catholic Conference 

Inside the Capitol 

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Sanctuary Restoration Update

Conrad Schmitt Studios

Conrad Schmitt is the company working on the Sanctuary Restoration. 

Check out their website to see some of their previous work. 

Meet the Artist

Corbert Gauthier is the artist working on the angels for the Sanctuary Restoration. 

Check out his website to see some of his amazing work. 

Parking Lot Update

We are excited to announce that the St. James parking lot is completed and open to park in! This is such a great improvement to our church and school! 

Photo Album

  • St. Elizabeth Church
  • First Communion 2019
  • May Crowning 2019
  • Blessing of the pets - Oct. 8th, 2019

 

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