October 4, 2014

Diaconal Enrichment Day

A word of thanks to Msgr. Hannon the team of deacons who worked so hard to organize this day of enrichment for their brother deacons and their wives. Our warmest thanks as well to Msgr. Luca and his staff here at St. Louis Parish who have welcomed us all so warmly. And it’s good that...
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Diaconal Enrichment Day – St. Francis of Assisi

Introduction: Choosing the Name ‘Francis’ When it was learned in 2013 that the new Pope was a Jesuit and that he would be called Francis, some speculated that he wanted to honor the Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier. The Pope himself quickly made it clear that he chose the name Francis after St. Francis of...
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St. Michael the Archangel 100th Anniversary

Introduction What a pleasure to be with all of you this afternoon as we conclude the celebration of the 100th anniversary of St. Michael Parish. I am delighted to have the opportunity offer Mass so near to the Patronal Feast of the Parish, St. Michael the Archangel, to remember the history of this parish and...
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St. Francis of Assisi Parish holds pet blessing on feast day

In honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, more than a dozen parishes held pet blessings Oct. 4
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