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Thursday, October 23
5:45 a.m. TMIY
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Legion of Mary
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts
7:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
8:00 p.m. Finance Council

Friday, October 24
9:30 a.m. Zumba
11:00 a.m. Widowed, Separated, Divorced (W/S/D)

Saturday, October 25
7:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi

Sunday, October 26
10:30 a.m. Baptism Prep.
1:15 p.m. Living Well 

Monday, October 27
9:15 a.m. Senior Exercise
5:00 p.m. Religious Formation Classes
7:30 p.m. Prayer Group

Tuesday, October 28
9:30 a.m. Zumba
3:30 p.m. Choir
7:15 p.m. Knights of Columbus Meeting
7:30 p.m. RCIA
7:30 p.m. Baptism Catechist Meeting

Wednesday, October 29
6:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi
12:30 p.m. Bible Study
1:00 p.m. Rosary Making
5:45 p.m. Religious Formation Classes
7:00 p.m. Teen Faith

Thursday, October 30
5:45 a.m. TMIY
7:00 p.m. H.S.A. Meeting
7:00 p.m. Legion of Mary
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts
7:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Friday, October 31
9:30 a.m. Zumba
10:30 a.m. Storytime

Saturday, November 1
7:00 p.m. Yoga Fitness
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi

Sunday, November 2
11:30 a.m. New Member Welcome-Registration
1:15 p.m. Living Well
7:30 p.m. TMIY

Weekly Note

Fr. Damian Zuerlein (October 18-19) Those of you who look at the Mass intentions for the week will already know that I am not celebrating any Masses this weekend and all next week. Those of you who follow the Mass calendar will have already concluded that I am away from the parish. And, you would be correct. This weekend I am the Spiritual Director for the Christians Encounter Christ retreat weekend for men taking place at the Archdiocesan Retreat Center. On Monday, I begin my annual priest retreat which will take place at the Creighton Retreat Center in Iowa. I will be back next Sunday; hopefully filled with a deeper dose of the Spirit of God.

My personal preference for a priest retreat is for one that is silent and spent alone in intense prayer. St. Ignatius called the prayer reflections done during a Jesuit retreat – exercises. I remember one person on a thirty-day retreat I did a few years ago, saying if he had know that there would be so much “exercise” during the retreat he never would have come. He was tired. Surprisingly, St. Ignatius expected the retreatants to only have four prayer periods per day. Each prayer period should last for one hour. So out of a full day his expectation was only for four hours of prayer, yet many people find four hours of prayer a day to be overwhelming. I never think it is enough. The days go by so fast on a retreat and it is over before I even have a chance to enjoy it.

My annual retreat reminds me that our relationship with God is meant to be total just as a marriage is meant to be total. Bonhoeffer, the Lutheran pastor and martyr during World War II, once observed that in modern life “religion plays the part of the parlor.” It had become a place “into which one doesn’t mind withdrawing for a couple of hours, but from which one then immediately returns to one’s business.” In our day, faith remains for many “in the parlor,” the subject of polite and passing attention. But if we read the Sermon on the Mount we would know that Jesus never intended his followers to believe it was such. It is meant to be a love story.    read more...

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Our Heart Values

We recognize one another as gifts of God, inviting and inspiring all to become disciples of Jesus.
We joyfully celebrate Christ among us through full, active and vibrant worship. 
We go forth to love and serve, sharing our God-given gifts with each other and throughout the world. 
We embrace formation as a life-long journey of spiritual growth, individually and as a community. 

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