Bulletins

July 15, 2018

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Even though you might prefer a hiatus from matters sacramental, theological and moral in view of the All-Star break...

we know that the forces of evil do not take a break from sewing confusion and discouragement.

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July 8, 2018

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Later this week we will welcome back to St. John the Beloved our very dear friend from Burkina Faso: Fr. Alphonse Kabore.

Father teaches theology at the Grand Séminaire Saint Pierre Claver de Koumi (www.gskoumi.org), which is located in the city of Bobo Dioulasso. You can see him in the upper right corner of this recent photograph of the seminary faculty.

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July 1, 2018

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The issue of immigration finds Catholics and independent thinkers caught in a quagmire with traditional political forces framing the argument in which one side seems to want open borders and other desires a steady stream of cheap labor. Perhaps I am wrong in that observation but the teaching of the Church is clear enough to delineate boundaries for reasonable discussion.

With the same balance that we read in Chapter 13 of St. Paul's Letter to the Romans wherein the Apostle admonishes the Church in capital of the empire to obey the government, obey the commandments and love their neighbor, the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:

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June 24, 2018

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"Summer."

Rhymes with "dumber."

Instead of burning our skin, losing brain cells and forgetting much of what we learned over the last nine months...let's be smart.

Our annual Bible Study will take up the beginning of the Book of Genesis during this last week of June. On three successive Sundays (July 1, 8 and 15) our seminarian Charles Wilton will teach a Sunday afternoon Inquiry Class with Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed.

And don't forget about FORMED.org and our parish passcode X8DEVW. It is always on and always free. With so many books, films, documentaries and talks, we never need to stop learning and we don't have to pay for it.

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June 17, 2018

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When I hired Mr. Busekrus in 2013 our parish school needed tender loving care and that is exactly what he has provided day in and day out. As a father figure for the school children and as a great mentor and colleague of our fantastic teachers, Mr. Busekrus has been unwaveringly kind, prayerful and supportive. Few of us have worked with a man of such warmth and sincerity. From the morning flag ceremony to the high fives with each child at the end of the day, from the morning staff meeting to the last after-school meeting, he is conscientious and prudent, building up the team and constantly learning.

We thank you, Michael, for all you have done for St. John Academy and ask God to bless you and your future endeavors. May your family always be grateful for having been sent such a wonderful father.

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