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A New Season

Posted by Patty Settles on 4/15/21

A New Season

With this new season of Easter upon us, it is time to announce some changes that are in the works for both St. Thomas More and St. Joan of Arc. I’m not going to mention all the changes here in this one bulletin article, so be ... Read More »

Lenten Parish Mission

Posted by Patty Settles on 3/24/21

Online Parish Mission The Heart of the Forgiving Father - with Fr. Jeff Lorig Sunday, March 28th at 7pm

How do you access it online? It will be streamed through Facebook, but you do not need a Facebook account to view it. Just click the “Parish Mission” link on ... Read More »

Final Stretch of Lent

Posted by Patty Settles on 3/18/21

The Final Stretch of Lent

 

Dear Friends,

As we enter into the final stretch of Lent and prepare ourselves for the glorious feast of Easter, I would like to make you aware of a few things coming up to help us prepare.

Extra Confessions Saturday, March 20th at ... Read More »

Scrutinies

Posted by Patty Settles on 3/10/21

The Scrutinies

Through the process of RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) the season of Lent offers our candidates the opportunity for extra prayers and blessings. These are called the Scrutinies. These happen on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent. Technically speaking, the scrutinies are ... Read More »

How is your Lent going?

Posted by Patty Settles on 3/05/21

  Tips for Lent

Say a “Hail Mary” for those who plan to join the Church at the Easter Vigil.

Make sure your “fast” is changing your heart. It’s okay to adjust what you gave up for Lent.

Give a little extra to the poor - The Siena Francis House and ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Patty Settles on 3/04/21

Screwtape Letters Continued…

 

This is an ongoing series of bulletin articles during Lent, picking up where we left off from the first Week of Lent. If you are not familiar with the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, let me briefly sum it up.

Screwtape is a demon and ... Read More »

Temptations

Posted by Patty Settles on 2/17/21

Temptations

I fell in love with audio books in college. There was no Audible app back then, but I did happen to acquire C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters on a cassette tape. I would often listen to it as I fell asleep each night or when taking long road trips ... Read More »

Emotions: Living Like Jesus

Posted by Patty Settles on 2/10/21

Dear Friends,

While I’m away on retreat, Kylie Keisling will be helping me out with the bulletin articles. She’s a former FOCUS Missionary and now a licensed counselor at The Core here in Omaha. Her areas of specialization include: Anxiety, Stress Management, Marriage or Pre-marital Counseling, Communication Skills, Wellness, ... Read More »

Habits for a Happy New Year

Posted by Patty Settles on 2/04/21

Dear Friends,

While I’m away on retreat, Kylie Keisling will be helping me out with the bulletin articles. She’s a former FOCUS Missionary and now a licensed counselor at The Core here in Omaha. Her areas of specialization include: Anxiety, Stress Management, Marriage or Pre-marital Counseling, Communication Skills, Wellness, ... Read More »

The Laborers are Few

Posted by Patty Settles on 1/27/21

The Laborers are Few

Even though I’ve used it in other presentations, there’s one slide I wish I would have included in my presentation to the seminarians last week about parish evangelization.

St. Paul is giving this new pastor, Timothy, advice on the strategy for spreading the Word of ... Read More »

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