Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary!!! This weekend we are officially celebrating the 50th anniversary of Saint Anselm Parish, and I have the great honor of being the pastor who concelebrates with Archbishop Carlson on this occasion. Apparently the number 50 agrees with me. … Continue reading

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Happening in Haiti

“What is happening in Haiti?” you may well ask. Some of you have asked me, so here is the long answer. First, the big picture. You may remember at the beginning of the year, there was a lot of violence … Continue reading

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Pilgrims and Frontiersmen

Forty miles west of Albany, NY, near Auriesville, on top of a hill overlooking the Mohawk River, is the Shrine of the North American Martyrs. It is the site of the Mohawk village of Ossernon, the principle village of the … Continue reading

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Great Again

It’s back to school. Just about all the high schools, middle and elementary schools have begun their new school year. College students are making their ways back to higher education on a staggered schedule. Some things take getting used to. … Continue reading

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Politics

I knew it was coming, and so it has arrived… our guidelines for activity deemed to be political during this most political of seasons. I’ve read through it once, and have started over. It is 47 pages long. It has … Continue reading

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The Search for Truth

I think the news media contribute to our societal attention deficit disorder. They have a need to produce BIG stories every day. We don’t have a chance to learn about any contemporary events in depth. So you may remember from … Continue reading

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Conventions

I am writing this in the middle of Convention Season. The Republicans have met and dispersed. As I write this, the Democrats are meeting. By the time you read this, it will be over and it will officially be Campaign … Continue reading

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Parish Council

Today is the first day of one of those family event clusters in my family. My father’s and oldest brother’s birthdays are just three days apart in January. My birthday and my mother’s are consecutive days at the end of … Continue reading

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Saint Louis du Ha ! Ha !

Somewhere, over the rainbow, there is a place that I’ve heard of… skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true… maybe. If you drive along the Trans Canada Highway on the south shore … Continue reading

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Beyond Sunday

Beyond Sunday… what is beyond Sunday? Of course it is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and all the other days of the week. Our faith is not just for Sunday. Beyond Sunday is coming. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary here at … Continue reading

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