Pastoral Plan

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Pastoral Plan Commitment and Prayer

February 16, 2021
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Pastoral Plan Commitment As children of One Heavenly Father,as brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christunited as a family of faith by the Holy Spirit,we commit ourselves to the…

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COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance

January 15, 2021
El Greco: Christ heals the blind man.

The State of Missouri is well under way with efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for residents. Providing vaccinations to the public at such a scale during these times is no…

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A Year to Honor of St. Joseph

December 31, 2020

Pope Francis proclaimed the year between December 8, 2020 and December 8, 2021 to be the Year of Saint Joseph in the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde issued this past Tuesday…

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New Papal Encyclical: Fratelli Tutti

October 16, 2020
Saint Francis of Assisi

  Invoking again the writings of Saint Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis has published a new encyclical promoting universal fraternity among all human beings. ”[Saint] Francis felt himself a brother…

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Pastoral Plan 2020

August 2, 2020
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The process for developing a pastoral plan for Our Lady of the Lake as requested by Bishop McKnight in his Better Together initiative has been completed. Today I had the…

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Parish Update 7-12-2020

July 11, 2020

Looking Ahead:  Zoom Teleconferences In these times of reduced personal contact, all of us are quickly learning new ways to connect with people and share information. The parish has purchased…

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Continuing Vigilance and Generosity of Spirit

June 19, 2020
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In Governor Parson’s executive order lifting statewide health restrictions on June 16, and Bishop McKnight’s subsequent response to the executive order, local leadership has been called upon to assume a…

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In sight of the Promised Land

June 13, 2020
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One of the most poignant scenes of the Old Testament is the death of Moses as recorded in the final passage of the Torah in the Book of Deuteronomy: Then…

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Seeing as God Sees

June 6, 2020
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I taught for many years, fourteen of high school with another nine of elementary. The majority of those years teaching writing and literature. Point of view was one of the…

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Adaptations to Ministry

May 15, 2020
Msgr. Mak with chalice

For the last two months I’ve been managing the stress of dealing with the pandemic by thinking of it as a temporary break from the normal routine, a break during…

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