September 23, 2018

I. How Do Adults Develop Childlike Faith? In its simplicity, and its uncomplicated view of our men and women as children of the same God, our faith is child-like—but in its practice, our faith is anything but “childish” or naïve. Christ calls us to embrace the uncomplicated but genuine faith of a child that we…

September 16, 2018 – Dedication Anniversary

I. “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ” is the theme for this Catechetical Sunday, September 16.  We live in a secularized society which continues to squeeze Christianity to the margins or completely out choking our engagement with Jesus Christ and His Church. Many parents are saddened to report that their children are leaving the Church after…

September 9, 2018

I. Grandparent’s Day:  The wonderful vocation of being a grandparent, is Sunday, September 9th. It’s not a Hallmark Card thing, it actually came to be through the efforts of one very dedicated woman, Marian McQuade, that President Jimmy Carter proclaimed it a national holiday on August 3, 1978. The church celebrates Grandparents Day on the…

September 2, 2018

I. Labor Day Weekend marks the end of the summer season: Traditionally, Labor Day consists of  barbecues, family reunions, and a time to gather with family and friends. Work is an obligation and a right. Both workers and employers have responsibilities under God. The desire to work and to build a better society is hardwired into our…

August 26, 2016 Pastor’s Corner

I. Flood Relief for Fr. Sinoj’s Home Parish: The state of Kerala in South India consists of 14 districts with a dense population of 34,523,726 in 15,005 square miles. On August 13, the government declared a red alert for all 14 districts due to an unprecedented climatic depression at the coast of Arabian Sea that…

August 19, 2018, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I. Annual Raffle: Our parishioners are invited on Saturday, September 15th, to the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass, followed by a free dinner with barbecue chicken, sides, and burgoo. Our raffle drawing will be held, featuring $4,500.00 in cash prizes, three vacation getaways, a refurbished Dell laptop, and more prizes! Please pick up ticket envelopes at…

August 12, 2018

I.  New Youth Minister!  Welcome to Crissy Stevenson who joined our parish team on August 1st. Crissy graduated from Brescia University from the Ministry Formation Program and has been ministering part time at Saint Mary Magdalene Parish for 11 years. She is eager to partner with the parents of middle school and high school students…

August 5, 2018 Pastor’s Corner

I. We Are A Missionary Church! It was a joy to host Fr. Paul Reilly, a young, optimistic, joyful, Spirit-filled priest, who presided and preached at all our Masses at the Cathedral last weekend. Though born in California, he felt called to join the Missionaries of Africa, 1200 brothers and priests strong, who are present…

July 29, 2018 Pastor’s Corner

Keeping Safe & Secure Project Update: As you may recall, our Keeping Safe & Secure porch renovation project was due to begin the first part of July.  Although we are experiencing a slight delay, we are confident in all involved in the effort, and that the extra time needed for planning will bring us to…

July 22, 2018 Pastor’s Corner

Dear Friends in Christ, I am very happy to reach you through this Bulletin. I would like to use this opportunity to once again thank you for the warm welcome you have given me to the St. Stephen Family. You have been very kind and generous to support and encourage me as I take up…