Church News

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Church News, Homilies

28 JUNE 2020 At Newman our preparation program for First Eucharist included “The Gold Book.” It was a recognition that while some preparation was done in class more of it was done in the home. Each year I would read over the gold books which our children completed with their mothers and fathers. The gold books have places for the children to draw pictures of what they see when someone is baptized. Often there were squalling babies held up by their heels over a font and a bald man pouring water over their heads. There was a place for the children to draw what they see in church on Sunday....

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2019-2020 Annual Appeal

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

Parishioners, We are getting down to the wire for meeting our Annual Appeal Goal.  As of today, 6/18/2020 we are $1783.80 short.  I know the last few months have been difficult for everyone.   With no live masses for over three months, we have not been able to see many of the familiar faces we see each week attending mass.  Unfortunately, many of our expenses still remain.  I ask if you are able to contribute any amount to the Annual Appeal it would be helpful.  We do need your contribution to the parish office by 6/24/2020. Thanks for considering this...

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June 20, 2020 Mass

Posted on Jun 21, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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June 18, 2020 Parish Update

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

The mayor and I got back from the morning walk about 8 minutes earlier than usual.  Actually, the start time of the walk has been creeping up as the days have gotten longer.  The mayor and I both agree that walking after the sun or as the sun is coming up is preferable to long, dark, winter walks.  The longest day of the year happens this week.  From here on out the days will get shorter. Just yesterday morning the mayor noted that the longest day was coming.  He said, “The longest day of the year is coming and you haven’t started complaining yet about winter...

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TWELFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in Church News, Homilies

21 June 2020 Several summers ago a former student who now lives in the Cities, offered to take a group of us on a boat trip up and down the St. Croix. I had never been on the St. Croix so I said, “Yes.” My good friend Mike, also came along as well as several other former students. It was a good reunion and also a sad one. A couple of the students who used to be active at Newman, no longer go to church. We chugged up the St. Croix from Hastings, put in at Stillwater for lunch, and then up a little further, and then we turned around. Just as we’re approaching Hudson on the return trip, the...

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Corpus Christi Mass June 13, 2020

Posted on Jun 14, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

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June 11, 2020 Parish Update

Posted on Jun 11, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

June 11, 2020 Parish Update

Yesterday on my walk with the mayor I found 15 cents laying in the middle of the pavement.  Finding money on the streets in Prescott is a rarity.  In Eau Claire I used to find money all the time, especially Saturday mornings along Water Street.  For people unfamiliar with Eau Claire, Water Street is the famous college bar street in Eau Claire.  On Saturday mornings I walked early occasionally the beer spilled on the sidewalks was still evident.  I could pick up as much as $5 on a good Saturday morning.  Finding a crumpled up $20 bill was not uncommon. ...

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CORPUS CHRISTI

Posted on Jun 11, 2020 in Church News, Homilies

14 June 2020 There is a wonderful story about a man who lived quite an extraordinary life. He encountered one hardship after another. His wife died, his children never visited him. His house was destroyed by fire, he lost his job. Through it all he never became cynical, always remained cheerful, never returned evil for evil. Then he died. When he arrived at the pearly gates everyone in heaven turned out to meet him– The prosecuting angel stood up first, drew everyone’s attention, pointed his finger at the man, and then said in a weak voice: There’s nothing, no charges against him....

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