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January 22, 2022

By |January 22nd, 2022|

Saturday, January 22nd marked the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that essentially legalized abortion on demand in our nation.  It’s always a sobering time of the year, a reminder of this horrific sin that has allowed 62 million babies to be killed legally.  It’s also a reminder of the deep divisions that exist in our nation and in our world, and of our need for healing and conversion.

As people of faith, we know that sin of this magnitude must call us to prayer, both individually and collectively.  (I’m especially grateful for the Monday Rosary for Life that so many of our parishioners have participated in for decades.)  This year, there is reason to pray even more fervently as the Supreme Court considers the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case, in which it will consider a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.  This is a critically important case that could have far-reaching implications for the pro-life movement.  Essentially, this decision has the potential to overturn Roe v. Wade and return the abortion issue to the states.

There are many opportunities for us to join our individual prayers with the prayers of other people of faith throughout the nation.  The USCCB began a novena called 9 Days for Life, and it’s not too late to sign up at https://www.respectlife.org/9-days-signup.  You can also go to prayfordobbs.com and sign up to join this prayer movement.  You can also find a Novena to End Abortion at https://www.praymorenovenas.com/novena-to-end-abortion.  These are just a few resources – many more are out there.  The most important thing to know is that our prayers are part of something much bigger, as people of faith join together to ask God for His mercy and for the grace of conversion for our world.

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Oct 31, 2021

By |October 31st, 2021|


Every year around this time, I like to share our year-end financial statements for the past fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2021.  (I usually wait until the fall to share these numbers with the parish so that our Business Manager and I have time to review them with the Parish Finance Council.)


I’ll be the first to admit that, with the unusual nature of the past year, these statements are hard to compare with previous years.  If you recall from past reports, we had been running at a deficit and have been working to shrink that deficit each year.  We have been able to do this without dipping into our savings at all because our cash flow has been stable, but we have been moving closer to a balanced budget each year to ensure the long-term financial health of our parish.  The events of the past year, however, particularly the COVID pandemic and the sacristy fire, have resulted in unusual and inflated numbers for both income and expenses.  Most significantly, we received a Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loan that proved to be enormously beneficial during the worst of the COVID pandemic, enabling us to continue normal operations without laying off any employees or reducing their hours or wages.  (The PPP provided a loan in the Spring of 2020 that subsequently was forgiven in full as part of the federal government’s CARES Act.)


These income accounts also reflect other extraordinary, one-time events, including grants that covered health and safety expenses, grants for technology purchases in the school, and insurance reimbursements related to the sacristy fire.  The expense side of the equation also contains a number of extraordinary items, including the health & safety and technology expenses […]

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