Browsing From the Pastor

Welcome the Holy Spirit

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

“Come, Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds and enkindle with us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth!”

Many folks are familiar with the saying, “If March roars in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” March is ... Read More »

We Are Sent Forth

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

We know that in every court case witnesses play a crucial role. Without the presence of at least one credible witness, the case will surely be lost. The task of the witness is simple. The person is to supply evidence that supports the claims being made. A witness needs ... Read More »

The Words of Everlasting Life

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account has us once again in the Upper Room in Jerusalem on the night before Jesus died. Jesus continues to have a heart-to-heart conversation with his disciples. During the conversation he tells them, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

What commandments was Jesus speaking ... Read More »

Real Faith Assures us that God is with Us in the Midst of the Crisis

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

There comes a time in the lives of all believers when things get dark, and one has to believe what one cannot prove, and to accept it though they cannot understand or make sense out of what is happening. It is precisely at times such as this that we ... Read More »

Our Return to Mass

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

I know that this has been a very challenging time for all of us. Each day brings new adventures as we work through the current situation. I would like to thank you for your patience, understanding, and tolerance, keeping in mind that we are all in the boat together, ... Read More »

God Is Blessing Us With Good Things

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today is traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday,” as Jesus presents to us the image of him being our shepherd. The Gospel account today ends with Jesus saying, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” His words are directed at us, the sheep of ... Read More »

We Are Called to Accompany Others

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The story of the two disciples trudging the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus on Easter Sunday evening is my favorite of all the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. It is a story that is rich and powerful in meaning, and would take more than one article to explain. I would ... Read More »

Faith Gives Us Bearings

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account gives us the story about the one we have come to call the Doubting Thomas. Thomas was very adamant in his response to the other disciples when they told him that they had seen the Risen Lord.  “Unless I see the mark of the nails in ... Read More »

Sunday Eucharistic Adoration Will Continue

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

I wish to thank those members of our parish who came to spend time in prayer before our Eucharistic Lord on Divine Mercy Sunday.  So good to see the number who came and that we could accommodate everyone when they showed up. How respectful everyone was, so that no ... Read More »

Church to Open for Private Prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

This Sunday, April 19, is Divine Mercy Sunday. In light of the current global situation we are being asked to spend time in prayer for an end to the pandemic. Therefore, St. Joseph Church will be open this Sunday from Noon until 3:00 p.m. for private prayer before the ... Read More »