Messages From Father Steve

Messages From Father Steve

The Second Sunday of Advent December 4, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 12/03/22

Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

We hear these words from John the Baptist in today’s Gospel.  He was preaching that the Lord, whom we call Jesus, was coming! We now head into the second week of Advent, preparing our homes, etc., for the great season ... Read More »

The First Sunday of Advent November 27, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 11/26/22

Today marks the start of the Advent Season where we prepare for the one who is to come. This year we have a full four weeks of Advent to prepare. While we have just finished our Thanksgiving Day feast, we now turn to preparation for Christmas, the birthday of ... Read More »

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 20, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 11/19/22

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King – the King of the Universe!

This feast means a number of things. First is the fact that Jesus is or should be our King. Not in the sense of any sovereign or political leader here on earth, but as ... Read More »

Thirty-third Sunday of ordinary time November 13, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 11/12/22

Many make it their life’s ambition to determine precisely when the world will end. By reading the signs of the times, consulting  scripture, or looking to prophetic predictions that are sometimes centuries old, they claim a certain credibility in being able to do so. Is all that necessary to ... Read More »

Thirty-second Sunday of ordinary time November 6, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 11/04/22

As you may know, this weekend we held the last regularly scheduled Sunday liturgy at St. Joseph Church (formerly, Holy Family) at 4pm this past Saturday. While attendance at the Stottville location has dropped since the start of the Pandemic, it is our hope that the people who had been ... Read More »

Thirty-first Sunday of ordinary time

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 10/29/22

Barry had a life sentence in prison for doing unthinkable crimes. He would often remark to the chaplain that he was an atheist and could not bring himself to believe in any “god.” When the chaplain asked why, Barry quickly retorted that the book of Genesis speaks of God ... Read More »

Diocesan Appeal 2022-2023

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 10/21/22

Our tri-parish theme for this year’s Diocesan Appeal is:

Every person counts and so does every dollar!

As mentioned recently, our assessments are lower this year, however, we are looking for an increase in donations and to increase the number of people who participate. Please see below for the ... Read More »

Diocesan Appeal

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 10/14/22

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me!” (Philippians 4:13)

 Many parishioners have recently received Diocesan Appeal information in the mail.  For those who haven’t (and for new parishioners and visitors), there are envelopes in the gathering space/entrances of each church.  (The preference is to use the ... Read More »

Diocesan Appeal - Good news and bad! 

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 10/08/22

Our Assessment for each parish has been lowered for this Fiscal Year (July 2022 – June 2023), however that is because our weekly collections are down.  This past fiscal year, the overall Diocesan Appeal donations for the diocese were down by over $800,000, which means some services will be cut ... Read More »

Twenty-seventh Sunday of ordinary time October 2, 2022

Posted by Nancy Carrizales on 10/03/22

Due to the dwindling attendance and collections at St. Joseph’s Church in Stottville, the Trustees, Finance Chair and Pastoral Council Chair have recommended that we close the church as soon as possible.

While there have been challenges over the years, the Pandemic affected this church harder than the other ... Read More »


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