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Pastors Desk 6-12-16

A young man secretly misappropriated several hundred dollars from the business where he was employed. When the shortage was discovered the senior partner called the young man into his office. Immediately he knew he would be fired and sent into prison. His employer...

Vatican Corner 6-5-16

VATICAN CORNER The late Pope John Paul II in March 2000 celebrated the new millennium by visiting 15 Holy Land sites. One site: Wadi al Kharrar, or Valley of the Trickling Water, in Jordan on the East side of the Jordan River, was said to be the place where John the...

Pastors Desk 6-5-16

This is why Catholics still practice the ancient tradition of making frequent visits to the Eucharist throughout the day. Even in big cities today, when you go into a Catholic Church, you can almost always find someone kneeling before the altar where the Tabernacle is...

Vatican Corner 5-29-16

VATICAN CORNER On May 12, 2016 Pope Francis led an in-depth discussion with the women leaders of 900 female religious orders and congrega!ons. The subject of the discussion was the role of women in the Church. Those woman leaders form part of the interna!onal Union of...

Pastors Desk 5-29-16

This Sunday the Catholic Church all over the world celebrates the feast of Corpus Christi - the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus. The Eucharist is the most precious gift our Lord has given to us prior to his departure from this world. When the time came for him to...

Vatican Corner 5-22-16

VATICAN CORNER News broke on April 20, 2016 that the Vatican has suspended the 3 million dollar contract it made with the global accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, who were hired in December, 2015 to perform an audit of all the Vatican’s finances. The Vatican...

Vatican Corner 5-15-16

VATICAN CORNER On Wednesday April 6, 2016, at his general audience at the Vatican, Pope Francis met and blessed Lizzy Myers a five year old girl from Bellville, Ohio who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome Type II, which causes the gradual...

Vatican Corner 5-8-16

VATICAN CORNER On April 16, 2016 Pope Francis made a lighting trip to the Greek island of Lesbos, spending 6 hours there to draw international attention to the plight of those fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea to escape conflict and persecution in their home...

Vatican Corner 5-1-16

VATICAN CORNER …continued Due to the high-profile of Mother Teresa’s work in India and internationally, her cause for sainthood has been well-funded. In her own lifetime, and still today, she is one of the most famous people in the world. She was affectionately known...

Pastors Desk 5-1-16

This great work of bringing a feeling of sacredness in our church could not have been completed without the cooperation of so many committed people who contributed to the remodeling by way of financial donation as well as by way of physical labor. We appreciate all...

Vatican Corner 4-24-16

VATICAN CORNER Pope Francis has approved the second miracle attributed to the intercession of the blessed Mother Teresa, recognizing her miraculous cure of a Brazilian man with multiple tumors. The man’s parish priest had prayed to the Blessed Mother for a cure. After...

Pastors Desk 4-24-16

It is with a sense of great happiness and joy I write this article. Even though I was to take charge as the pastor of St. Joachim church on July 1st 2011, I was asked by my Provincial Superior to reach St. Joachim earlier so as to get familiarized with the parish...

Pastors Desk 4-3-16

As the pastor of St. Joachim I can rightly feel a sense of pride and happiness over the growth of our parish. Four years back when I took charge of the parish, as per our records, our parish had a little above 1500 active registered parishioners. But now our record...

Vatican Corner 4-3-16

VATICAN CORNER Continued …Despite the many difficulties, the Franciscans continued to perform their pastoral duties in the Holy Land and are still doing so today. There are now nearly 400 Franciscan friars and nuns in and around Israel. Their calling includes three...

Pastors Desk 3-27-16

Egyptian pyramids are world-famous as one of the “seven Wonders” of the ancient world. But they are actually gigantic tombs containing the mummified bodies of Egyptian Pharaohs. Westminster Abby is famous, and thousands visit it because the dead bodies of famous...

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