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Thirtieth Sunday of the Year Homily

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Church News

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year Homily

THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 29 OCTOBER 2017     Homily “Thus says the Lord: ‘You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt.” This is one of my favorite Old Testament passages. Why?  It reminds me my ancestors came to this country with little or nothing. It reminds me they were treated badly as all immigrants have been treated. Many years ago in early fall I was driving by Memorial High School in Eau Claire., It must have been near 3 pm and school was just getting out. As I looked down a side street, I saw an old Hmong grandmother walking...

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Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year Homily

Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in Church News

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year Homily

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 22 OCTOBER 2017 AProving your faith, laboring in love, showing constancy in hope,@ These things, say Paul are the identifiable marks of the Christian. Several years ago a former Newman student sent me an article from the Washington Times. The piece was written by a Jewish man who in middle age was attempting to recover his faith. He said, in part: When I made my bar mitsvah I read from the Torah words I did not understand because my parents didn=t think it was important for me to know Hebrew. I spoke about hunger in the world. And then the best part of course...

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St. Joseph Parish Annual Fall Festival

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in Church News

St. Joseph’s annual Fall Festival will be on Sunday, 18 September 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm.  Lots of fun activities and delicious food for everyone!  We will also have an Euchre tournament on Saturday, 17 September starting at 5 pm.  Please see the flyer for more information. 2016_StJoesFallFestivalFlyer_6.24.16

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