Browsing From the Pastor

Care For Others As Jesus Did

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Have you ever had the experience when someone has come to you for something and you considered it an intrusion on your time?  It should be a consolation for us to know that Jesus too had to cope with interruptions.  He too had his plans upset.  Our Gospel account ... Read More »

Like the Apostles, We Are Sent for a Purpose

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

When you stop and think about it, it would be must easier and less stressful not to believe in God.  That’s right!  Belief in God can make us very uncomfortable because it increases our responsibility for what does or does not happen in our world.  If there were no ... Read More »

Like St. Paul, Rely on Christ

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Two paupers wandered from town to town, begging for alms.  One was a giant who had never been sick in his life; the other was a cripple who had never known anything but sickness.  The giant used to laugh at the cripple.  The cripple took his mockery very much ... Read More »

Do Not Be Afraid; Just Have Faith

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

In today’s Gospel account Jairus, the synagogue official came begging Jesus to cure his daughter who was at the point of death.  Even though she was still alive, like the woman with the hemorrhage, she was beyond the help of any earthly power.  Jairus’ request showed that he was ... Read More »

May We All Have the Courage of St. John the Baptist

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we celebrate the birthday of St. John the Baptist. Throughout the course of the liturgical year the Church celebrates the birthdays of only three individuals: Jesus on December 25, the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8, and John the Baptist on June 24. The reason being is that ... Read More »

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 »