Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Browsing Fr. Rob's Weekly Message

August 27, 2023

Dear Friends,

Hopefully, you were able to join us at one of our liturgies last weekend. At three of them, we were blessed to welcome new children into our faith family celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism! Cora, Norah and Noah all became “children of God”!!! These beautiful children have given us the opportunity to recall our own Baptism and remind us of living our lives as “Priests, Prophets and Kings”. How wonderful it is not only to welcome these children and their families but support them by our witness of faith in Jesus Christ!

Every once in a while, I am asked, as I was last weekend, how many weddings have we had this year? Well, we haven’t had as many this year compared to last year’s twelve. But this year, I have had the honor of blessing a few marriages that had originally taken place in another seƫng. It is a gift to bless these marriages and see these couples desiring to have their marriages recognized in the church. As we pray for our newly baptized, let us also pray for these couples who have made this sacred decision. God bless them all!

And last weekend, there was a celebration to mark Sister Ruth’s 27 years at Saint Catherine of Siena. It was a beautiful recognition of Ruth. I want to thank Charlene Merrill, Donna Mihalik, Sharon Hurley, Julie Reinke, Pam Notebaert, Vicki DeWald, Tony Jovenitti, Bill Keyser, Ken Piazza, Kathy & Bob Goldbach and everyone who came together to make this day possible. Enjoy a few pictures from the day.


This weekend we hear Jesus ask His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” Imagine Christ asking you this. How would you respond? Jesus is always being revealed before us when we are attentive to Him. We may know Him as our brother, friend, Savior, Redeemer, Son of God, Son of Mary and so much more.

Today, who do say the Son of Man is?

Blessings, Father Rob


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