2.6.22 Message from Fr. Tony

February 10, 2022

This week is Catholic Schools Week in our Diocese and throughout our country.The importance of Catholic education cannot be overstated. Since the nation was mostly Protestant in the 19th century,…

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1.9.22 Message from Fr. Tony

January 10, 2022

In today’s Gospel, the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord, the end of the Christmas Season for the Church, Jesus allowed Himself to be baptized by John and the…

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10.03.21 Message from Fr. Tony

October 4, 2021

Marriage is God’s plan to show His Love in the world, to have the union of a man and awoman as a sign of His love for His creation.Jesus, who…

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09.26.21 Message from Fr. Tony

September 27, 2021

When I lived in Flagstaff Arizona a few years ago, I made some friends in Phoenix, about two and a half hours away by car. One friend, Michael, invited me…

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09.19.21 Message from Fr. Tony

September 20, 2021

In this week’s Gospel, we see the disciples of Jesus arguing among themselves about who is the greatest in the Kingdom of God. We realize that they are still thinking…

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09.12.21 Message from Fr. Tony

September 13, 2021

The same question is asked of each one of us that Jesus asked of Peter – “WHO DO YOUSAY THAT I AM? “We must answer the question not just once…

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09.05.21 Message from Fr. Tony

September 7, 2021

A man has been deaf, maybe his entire life. But then something happens. He meetsJesus. He can’t quite believe it. Years of silence have been broken. For the first time…

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Message from Fr. Tony 08.08.21

August 23, 2021

Covenant of the Bread of LifeA covenant is an agreement between two parties, usually signified by a physical sign. In the Sacrament of Matrimony,the physical sign is the exchange of…

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Ending the culture of clericalism

January 25, 2019

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Click here to see a video of Bishop McKnight and Chancery staff members leading a Rosary for healing and protection for people affected by sexual abuse.…

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The dignity of human life and the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2019

Bishop Shawn McKnight Last week I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with pilgrims from our diocese as they began their trip for the March for Life.  I…

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