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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lord of our journeys, you walk with us in seasons of darkness and light, even through the valley of the shadow of death. Send your Spirit to guide us so that we can be closer companions to your will, always attentive to the sound of your voice in our days. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. To view this week’s bulletin, click HERE.  ...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Amen, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them (Matt 18:19-20).” To view this week’s bulletin, click HERE.  ...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflect, today, upon the depth of your faith and knowledge of the Messiah.  Do you believe in Him with all your might?  Have you allowed Jesus to reveal His divine presence to you?  Seek to discover the “secret” of His true identity by listening to the Father speak to you in your heart.  It is only there that you will come to have faith in the Son of God. – from catholic-daily-reflections.com To view this week’s bulletin, click HERE.  ...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

As in the first reading today, God may not be in the tornadoes or earthquakes or roaring fires, nor does He cause them perhaps, but He is ever near to His true children when such calamities occur. He has a purpose in every trial or tribulation which crosses the path of our lives, a purpose always to our eternal advantage if only we will see and accept his will in these trials. To view this week’s bulletin, click HERE.  ...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

For those of you who have recently been in St. Gabriel Church you have noticed the new mural of St. Joseph. It is an attractive depiction with St. Joseph wearing his carpenter’s smock. Three other murals will be arriving – Our Blessed Mother, St. Gabriel and St. Gertrude. We have been in search of a St. Damien statue. They, as you might imagine, are not plentiful. Also, the ones that we have come across have not been pleasing to the eye. An Italian artist has been commissioned to carve a wooden statue of St. Damien and paint him with color tones similar to the statue of Mary. The statue will be similar to the depiction seen when signing up to attend weekend Masses. The......

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Since the archdiocesan pastoral planning process has begun it has been anticipated that Saint Gertrude Parish would close its doors and be welcomed into Saint Damien of Molokai Parish. I have received word from Archbishop Blair that as of September 1, 2020, Saint Damien of Molokai Parish will welcome the former Saint Gertrude parishioners as part of our parish. This is obviously a very painful process for the parishioners of Saint Gertrude. In many ways it is like a death for them with a genuine necessity for them to grieve. Their pastor of thirty-two years, Father Barry, will enter in Senior Priest Status as of that date. While we experienced our own merging pains with the formation of Saint Damien’s, neither of our former......

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