October 2021

In today’s Gospel passage, the scribe asks Jesus what is the “first” or “most important” commandment. Jesus responds by reinforcing the most fundamental belief of the Jewish faith. Known as the “shema” prayer, it is found in Deuteronomy and has been recited twice each day by practicing Jews for thousands of years: “Listen, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your

Greetings to all of you at Saints Simon & Jude! My name is Andre Rossignol and I am thrilled to be joining the parish as the Director of Music Ministries. This coming December will mark my twentieth year making music in the Catholic Church and I am honored and blessed to begin this new chapter here with you. If you are just perusing this first paragraph, but do not intend to read the entire reflection I would like for your

Hey Y’all! We are celebrating the 29th Sunday of Ordinary time! Ya-hoooo!!! Why the exclamation marks and the Ya-hoooo? While this particular moment in time might not appear to be special but each and every day should be taken as a fresh opportunity for growing in relationship with Jesus Christ, and being renewed in God’s grace. Our 2nd reading today from the Book of Hebrews reminds us of this… Since we have a great high priest…  Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold

Weekend of October 30th and 31st In honor of the Spiritual Work of Mercy, Pray for the Living and the Dead, the Prayer Ribbon Wall will return the weekend of Oct 30 & 31.  Help keep Mercy in Motion by handing out ribbons and assisting parishioners with their prayer intentions. Volunteers are needed for all Masses on that weekend. To sign up to help, email: ~ Attention: Dianne Schautschick or Sharon Qualls

Blessings and peace to you! I hope that everyone had a great time at our parish festival last weekend. It was special meeting so many of you at this annual event that supports so much of the ministry and service of our parish. Have you ever had a strange dream and then upon waking up, gave thanks to God because it was not the reality? In his weirdest dream, Fr. John bought a lottery ticket and said to himself: “If I win

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