June 2022

I am going to confess to one of my silly little sins. I watch You Tube videos. I’m humbled and slightly ashamed to admit it – just like in Confession. There is such ridiculous stuff on there which is a mix of the lowest culture, conspiracy theories, fraudulent businesses, and human depravity. If you want to see just how useless YouTube is, type in “10 hours of goats screaming”. There are literally 100s of videos of goats, sheep and other ruminants

SAINTS SIMON & JUDE’S FALL FESTIVAL: SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 1-2, 2022 Kick off the fall season with food, fun, family, and friends at the 56th Annual Saints Simon & Jude Fall Festival on September 30 – October 1 & 2. Weekend activities will include live entertainment, rides, food, games, talent show and a raffle where some lucky person will win $10,000. Click here to become a Festival Sponsor Click here to volunteer Click here to view a listing of our

To the People of God at Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Parish My thanks to all of you for welcoming my wife Pamela and me to this church community a bit more than six years ago. We had spent several years at St. Mary’s by the Sea Parish, including my years in formation, and had no idea what to expect on being assigned to Saints Simon & Jude. All we knew for sure was that this was a much larger parish,

We Become What We Receive  Have you ever asked why we, the church, celebrate the special feast of the Body and Blood of Christ even though we can receive the Eucharist every day? As I looked up the history of the feast, I discovered an interesting story of how the feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus came into being. In 1263, there was a priest named Peter of Prague who was having doubts of faith about the real presence of Christ

As we celebrate Trinity Sunday, I thought that it might be helpful to give you some background on our belief in the Trinity as well as our basis for that belief. From the time of Abraham, the Jews were monotheists—they believed in and worshipped only one god. This stands out because most ancient societies were polytheistic—they believed in and worshiped multiple gods. As monotheists, the Jews struggled with the radical claims that Jesus was the “Son” of their one God and

Hey Y’all, As Catholic Christians we’re celebrating Pentecost this weekend! Alleluia! Thinking of Pentecost, you might remember that original event described in the 2nd Chapter of Acts of the Apostles, when the Holy Spirit came down like tongues of fire on the folks assembled in Jerusalem. Here’s a little context to Acts 2. Pentecost a couple thousand years ago was a Jewish harvest feast that was mandated by Torah. Pentecost is also known by the Hebrew name, Shavuot, and it’s also known as

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