My Dear Friends,

This Sunday, Catholic Christians celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In every Scripture selection we have for this Sunday, we hear that all people are God’s children, and God welcomes all people to follow him. Unfortunately, through the ages, there have been many people who have tried to keep others from God. As Catholic Christians, this is not acceptable thinking, for “catholic” means “universal,” and “universal” means “everyone.” Our challenge is clear: always be on the alert to combat exclusionary thinking and action, and always be ready to welcome everyone to our Church and parish.

The teachers of St. Mary Catholic School have returned for the new School Year. Welcome back!

I pray that this will be a most exciting year for the students, teachers, and staff of St. Mary School! Our first School Mass will be on Friday, September 1st at 8:30 a.m. Then, all the Friday Masses will be at 8:30 a.m. until the end of the academic year.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
– Father Bob