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Being Ready

Today’s Gospel (August 27, 2010 -Friday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time) is a parable familiar to many, the Parable of the Ten Virgins.  All ten came when they heard the bridegroom was coming.  Five were well prepared and five were not.  They all brought oil for the lamps but the five who were foolish did […]

My Ministry

I sit here thinking about what my ministry is really meant to be about.  Of course, the obvious answer is Jesus.  But that isn’t what I am trying to get at.  I work on lots of things like RCIA, baptismal preparation, both the parish website and my own website, this blog, Social Ministry, home and […]

What To Write About?

This has been one of those weeks that I have been busy with the same things as of late, the parish website (, working on some written materials to use for RCIA, CMA (our annual diocesan appeal that will begin in September), stewardship meeting on Tuesday evening, and a funeral today. All of these are important […]


At Our Lady of the Lakes we are going to have our first meeting on stewardship in the parish this Tuesday (8/17/2010), which raises the question what is stewardship? Stewardship is a word that is becoming more commonly used in Catholic Churches.  Sometimes it is seen as just another way of asking people for money. […]

Another Week Draws to a Close

Well, I have been at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community for five weeks now.  I continue to become involved in more things as each week passes.  This was probably my busiest week so far.  Fr. Bob was away this week so I said some of the daily Masses that he normally would.  I […]

Finally, the new articles on Baptism and Original Sin Are Done!

I have finally finished the articles on baptism and original sin.  The web addresses are Baptism- Original Sin – Peace, Fr. Jeff