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Have the children learned to pray for souls?

These last two weeks before Advent, the Scriptures speak of the end of time when all things will be made new. The Church gathers us together to help us prepare. At the end of our life, what will we be … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Don’t miss our 2018 Christmas Craft Fair and Bazaar

THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM IN THE PARISH CENTER! Stop in for a quick breakfast before you visit over 100 crafters … Continue reading

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by Susan Dugary

FATHER CIOPPI INVITES YOU TO MDP’S PARISH TRIP TO FRANCE

14-24 OCTOBER 2019 PLEASE JOIN US FOR A TRIP THROUGH FASCINATING FRANCE WITH A VISIT TO LOURDES AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS World War II Battlefields of Normandy in this 75th … Continue reading

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by Susan Dugary

What about our ‘mite?’

The widow this morning becomes an icon for us in our spiritual journey to heaven. God has given us everything. Nothing we have belongs to us. We are simply stewards of God’s creation. Saint Augustine puts it matter-of-factly: “Find out … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Saint Charles Seminary Annual Appeal

In this month, look around you; listen and look for men who may have a priestly heart, one that is generous ,kind, giving and prayerful. Continue reading

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Act on your gifts, you will not be far from the Kingdom

Today a young man of our parish wishes to be fully initiated into the Church as a Catholic. He is willing to open his heart to the gifts which will soon be called down upon him in order that he … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

God is near; He frees us of our blindness!

  Mark reveals the desire of Jesus that we see the inner beauty of life, that we cast off whatever blindness leads us to isolation and that we understand that inside people are new exciting possibilities to be better and … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

World Mission Sunday

This is World Mission Sunday and our minds and hearts reach out today to people who in extraordinary ways make it their business in life to live out the Gospel of Jesus on the Continents of Africa and Asia, and … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Don’t ever give the least, give the most!

The wealthy young man came to Jesus running. He flung himself at the feet of the poor, penniless carpenter from Nazareth. The man calls Jesus, “teacher” and immediately Jesus stops him: “Why do you call me good?” While at first, … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Help young families become bearers of the Gospel

In the Pope’s letter Familiaris Consortio, John Paul explains that the Church must be vitally concerned for the pastoral care of the family beginning with the spousal family of husband and wife. It is here, at the core of the life … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi