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Are We There Yet?

JMJ
10 February 2015
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
“Are we there yet?” This is one of the questions my mom would patiently answer, trying to come up with more creative and better understood answers until we would get to our destination.
    I share this thought with you now that we have launched our 2015 PSA Campaign Journey, which includes our Parish Case. This is an endeavor I hope that we all are on board with. Coming into this journey, we all have an expectation of when we will reach our goal.

Equal Giving, Not Equal Gift

JMJ
4 February 2015
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always
“Woe to me if I don’t preach the Gospel.” This is how I would summarize what St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians which is our second reading for this Sunday. These words jumped out of the pages for me because it made me pause and reflect – have I been consistent in my efforts to do this? So I invite you also to reflect on the question: Does St. Paul’s words to the Corinthians apply to me as well?
    “I don’t have enough time to do the things that I need to do.” This line becomes a sort of standard excuse for not being engaged in

Together, Let's Travel Far

JMJ
29 January 2015
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always
In the movie, “The Good Lie,” which I watched on the plane in route to the Philippines, I read a quote from an African Proverb: “If you want to travel fast go alone. If you want to travel FAR go TOGETHER.” Well, I am pretty sure you know where I am going with this quote because by now you will have received communication from me regarding our first stewardship challenge this year: the Parish Case and the PSA.

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