Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

07-30-2017On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Have you ever wondered what you would say if God were to tell you to ask him for anything you want? Some people might ask God to improve their finances. Many others might ask for their health or for safety from the dangers of the world we live in.

However, I wonder how many people would ask God for wisdom?

A lot of people believe that who they are and what they have accomplished in their lives, is purely a result of their personal effort. So, I guess not many people would ask for wisdom.

However, today we are reminded that just as Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead His people, and God was pleased with this request. So too, should we, ask our Lord for wisdom to lead our lives, our families, our country. I think all of our lives would be much happier if we were wiser.

On the journey,
Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

07-23-2017On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

The start of July marked my eighth anniversary as the pastor of this parish community. I am grateful for the blessings received and for the support and dedication that Deacon Tim has provided me, our staff, and our parish. Tim is a good and honest man whose judgement I trust.

On the journey,
Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

The following letter was written by Deacon Tim.

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

07-16-2017On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Today’s responsorial psalm celebrates the joy of Earth’s bounty and fruitfulness. I think summer is such a wonderful season, it allows people to spend time outside and enjoy God’s beautiful creation. I have often heard people say that they can feel the Lord’s presence in nature’s beauty and I agree.

After you leave Church today, I encourage you to spend some time outside and contemplate nature for a few minutes. Ponder what you heard in today’s Gospel and ask yourselves what kind of ground you are.

Are you a rocky ground with little soil? Or are you a ground with rich soil where God’s word blooms and bears fruit?

On the journey,

Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

07-09-2017On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

As you listen to today's Scriptures, I encourage you to open your hearts and embrace each word with hope. In the first reading, the prophet Zechariah announces how the world will be when God's Kingdom is fulfilled. A world where there will be peace in all nations, for the Lord will dominate "from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth."

Peace is something people all over the world long for. We see or read about violence, death and destruction every day, both in international media and local news. As Christians, we grieve for other peoples' suffering and pain. We do what we can to help provide comfort, and we pray for peace. We believe in God's promise of peace for all nations.

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Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

07-02-2017On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

During the week of June 19 -23, our parish building was transformed into a place buzzing with color, creativity and excitement for the 2017 VBS - Maker Fun Factory. This year, 87 children, 41 teen volunteers and 9 adult volunteers came together for a week of faith building fun. Each day of the week was filled with new adventures bringing Scripture to life with interactive lessons and fun activities. Kids became hands-on inventors and discovered that every child is a wonderful and unique creation of God.

I wish to thank all of the Volunteers and members of our parish community and staff who provided their support. I also wish to acknowledge Mary Hulsman, leader of our VBS program, for her time and effort in the preparation for and execution of a great program. Well done Mary! The Maker Fun Factory is a great program for children to learn that they are all lovingly created by God.

On the journey,
Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

4 Questions to Ask During Your Child’s Back-to-School Physical

07-01-2017The Well

With the school year approaching, parents are getting ready to take their children for their back-to-school check-ups. These exams are important to not only avoid preventative issues, but also to regulate pre-existing conditions.

There are several key questions that parents should ask when they bring their child to a family physician for their back-to-school physicals.

Your time you spend with your family doctor is very important. The important things to discuss with your family physician are any health issues child is having along with their overall health. Parents should inquire about proper diet. They should also ask their doctor if the child's height and weight are on target and what type of nutritional foods they should be consuming. This is important as poor nutrition can lead to illness down the road.

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