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God Invites Us to Plant a Seed, and Watch a He Grows It

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

What is my job after I’ve planted the seeds? That question is at the core of the parable in today’s Gospel account. There is certainty of a harvest once the sower had done his or her job. It was meant to give encouragement to the early disciples who had ... Read More »

Parish Center Renovations Are Complete, Thanks to Your Generosity

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

This week finds the staff back in the Parish Center with the renovations having been completed. We are excited to show the facility to parishioners and have scheduled an Open House after the Masses on the weekend of June 16 and 17. Also, after the 10:30 Mass on June ... Read More »

Savor the Great Gift of the Eucharist

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

One of the most important things we can do for ourselves is to take time to be alone.  The soul requires solitude to maintain its individuality.  However, we were not created to be alone all the time.  We have been created for community. In other words, we need each ... Read More »

As the Three Persons of the Trinity Are One, We Are One with God

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Jesus left us with a very powerful promise, “I am with you always until end of the age.”  It is a promise that the apostles needed to hear before Jesus returned to the right hand of his Father in heaven.  It was now the time for them to carry ... Read More »

On Pentecost, Let Us Remember the Church’s Beginning

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we celebrate the great Feast of Pentecost.  The promise of Jesus to his apostles was fulfilled as the Holy Spirit was poured out upon them and the whole world.  What a powerful gift the Holy Spirit is and what a profound impact this gift has made upon all ... Read More »

Our Mission is to Make Jesus Known and Loved

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

When Jesus returned to the right hand of his Father, he called his disciples together to the top of the Mount of Olives.  In Sacred Scripture the mountaintop is seen as the place of Divine revelation.  On the mountaintop people feel closer to God and in the very presence ... Read More »

Joy is the Fruit of Love

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Oscar Wilde wrote a beautiful story that I think fits in well with today’s Gospel account and Jesus’ commandment of loving one another.  The story is as follows:

Every afternoon as they came home from school the children played in the Giant’s garden.  It was a lovely garden, with ... Read More »

Jesus Asks Us to Be Fruitful

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The greatest person in all of history to walk the face of the earth, Jesus the Christ, wrote no books, left no buildings or monuments behind.  However, he did something far greater and more necessary, though less ostentatious, Jesus formed a community.  That is his legacy!

We heard in ... Read More »

Pray for Vocations, and Pray for Me

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, is traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday.”  Each year on this Sunday we hear from one of the Gospel accounts, Jesus identifying himself as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep.  It is a very powerful image and one that ... Read More »

Understand the Power of the Resurrection

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

After the death of Jesus the apostles returned to the Upper Room and kept the doors locked.  It was a room filled with bittersweet memories.  It was in that room that Jesus had washed their feet, celebrated the Last Supper with them, and the place where the apostles pledged ... Read More »