Messages From Fr. Ken

October 15, 2017

Potential 2018 Change in the DAILY Mass schedule: There are several situations that are currently making it seem like the best option moving forward in 2018 is to align our daily Mass schedule with our neighbors. Saint Maurice has been blessed in the past with having more than one priest assigned to it; however, that is no longer the case. I am the only priest assigned to this parish. Any other priest that celebrates Mass for us is “hired help” so to speak. Having two daily Masses, plus a monthly Mass at Centurion Commons and Juniper Village, is not ideal ...
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October 8, 2017

I’ll be away for two weeks. Starting on Monday, I will begin a period of rest and recovery.  I will be away from the parish for twelve days. This is partly due to a previously scheduled vacation but mainly based on the advice of my doctor who wants me to take some time off as I continue to deal with my health issue. Fr. Daniel will be “the main man” covering while I am away, however, there will be other priests helping as well. The only change to the schedule will be that no confession will be held at the parish on October 14. If ...
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October 1, 2017

Prayer and Fellowship for our Readers: All parish readers are invited to an evening of prayer and fellowship. The evening, Sunday, October 8, will begin at 7:00 PM with Evening Prayer in the Chapel and then conclude with a social in the Davin Room (this will be the showcase of the Davin Room as a reception area!). All readers of the parish are invited to join us for this relaxing evening in which the parish can show our appreciation and we can enjoy time together. In order to properly prepare the reception, you are asked to RSVP either by signing ...
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September 24, 2017

On Mission Update: We are talking about Parishes not Buildings: As the diocese released the report from the On Mission Commission this past week many people have begun to talk about what it means. It is critical for us to remember the focus of the On Mission process at this time. Currently, we are dealing with parishes. Recall a Parish is a local Catholic community where, under the leadership and guidance of a pastor/administrator, the laity worship God, are educated in their faith, receive the sacraments and serve those in need. What we are not currently discussing are buildings and campuses. I know many people want ...
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September 17, 2017

Two shocking news stories: This past week I read two news stor ies which shocked me but ultimately didn’t surprise me. One dealt with the fact that in the United States white Christians are now a minority. The other dealt with the questioning of a judicial nominee, Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett, by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein who was troubled by the fact that Catholic “dogma lives loudly within” her. The face of Christianity in our culture is changing, however, the anti-Catholic sentiment that has been a part of our nation’s history is not. The article about ...
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September 10, 2017

PLEASE NOTE!!! Side exit, through the school building, to the lower/back parking lot/playground: You will notice a new sign on the door by the main restroom of the church. This sign advises that this door is alarmed and monitored by security cameras. It also states that this delayed egress doorway is not an emergency exit (the emergency exit is to the right). Please note the following concerning use of this doorway and staircase. During the week, when school is in session, this doorway is NOT to be used. As indicated, the door is alarmed and monitored on both sides via ...
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September 3, 2017

Wow, wow, and wow! Thank you so much to everyone who made our campus cleanup day an overwhelming success! I was blown away by the turnout, the work that was done, the people who brought food, and the community feeling that abounded. Plus, I had several people stop me asking that we do another because they wished they could have participated. A special thank you goes to Mary Beth Rushé for organizing so much of the day. Make sure you look at the video screen by the Welcome Desk to see pictures or visit our Facebook page. Ministry/Discernment items and dates to keep in ...
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August 27, 2017

What will ministry look like moving forward in the Church Alive!: One thing is clear as we move through On Mission for the Church Alive! With the diminishing number of priests to serve our local church it will be necessary for all baptized members of the The Church to actualize their responsibility as servants. We are called to share our unique and individual skills and charisms that we have been graced with by the Holy Spirit. It will be important for our community, especially in her evangelization efforts, to authorize all our members to exercise a ministry which manifests each ...
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