Attending:  Vicki Irsik, Kelly Hamrin, Monsignor Mak, Karri Brauman, Barb Steinman, Mel Graessle, Karen Blevins, Linda Adams, Linda Bukalski Prayer was led by Monsignor Mak.  The Prayer is the Commitment to Mission written by Monsignor Mak that aligns with the Pastoral (pas’ ter el) Plan and will be said at the beginning of parish meetings.…

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I’ve known about the White House Retreat Center for probably 20+ years. I never once thought it was for me until I heard about it last year at an Education Commission meeting. The year went by quickly, especially when you add a pandemic to the mix, and all of a sudden it was here!  “Unburden” – that was the word God spoke to my heart on that…

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God’s got this!  That’s one of the many things I took away from my first women’s retreat (back when it was called Christ Renews His Parish).  I realized, while listening to my fellow parishioners who were leading the retreat, that I was my own worst enemy.  I was the one blocking God out of my…

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Attending:  Zoom: Deacon Paul and Marilee Poulter, Karri Brauman, Monsignor Mak, Vicki Irsik, Kelly Hamrin. In-person: Linda Adams, Linda Bukalski, Barb Steinman, Karen Blevins, Mel Graessle Prayer led by Monsignor Mak. Hospitality by Linda A PSR (Vicki) PSR classes start next Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Vicki asked Linda A to be a substitute teacher for…

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Attending:  Deacon Paul Poulter, Karri Brauman, Linda Adams, Linda Bukalski, Monsignor Mak, Vicki Irsik, Kelly Hamrin, Joan Wolf, Kim Dulle, Barb Steinman Prayer/Reflection led by Barb. Pastoral Plan (Msgr. Mak) Msgr. was able to meet the deadline for submitting the plan for OLOL to the Diocese. The plan, in its entirety, will be posted on…

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Looking at Jesus during Adoration, I thought, “I am God’s daughter. I am a daughter of God!” That means I am really a sister of Jesus, He is really and truly my brother! My eyes rise higher, to the Crucifix. There is my brother. Oh, what He has done for me! On Earth, I was…

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What drives an adult to learn? Interest in the subject, career advancement, pay increase? Go deeper… challenging yourself, yearning to know more, love of something? What about a desire to become a better you, to gain an understanding of who you are and why you are here right now? What about determining the path through…

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“I will wait upon the Lord” Sitting in adoration, I asked the Lord for help on finding a topic to write about. Lots of things ran through my head: the rush of life, glories of Spring, getting our family members to Heaven, taking care of our neighbors, dealing with teens,… Then I told myself, “Stop…

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This time of year, I tend to feel like a caged animal. No, I don’t go so far as to pace back and forth. However, working from home full-time, I can sometimes go for days without leaving the house, especially if the weather is bad. I start thinking too much and become more introverted than…

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We are being called to do something really special this Lent. We need each other to do it and to do it right. It’s a special request from Bishop Shawn McKnight. Ultimately, though, it is an opportunity from God for us to shine as members of His Church. Members of every parish in our diocese…

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