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Farewell

Posted by Dan Hull on 6/11/19

For the past 10 years, I have written a weekly article for our parish bulletin. Each week I tried to share with you a little something about what was on my mind. Sometimes it was information about what was happening in the parish, sometimes it was a reflection on ... Read More »

Pentecost and a Confirmation

Posted by Dan Hull on 6/11/19

This weekend, we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. The feast of fifty days marks the moment when the disciples received the promised gift of the Holy Spirit. At the 10:00 AM Mass this weekend we will also be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with Max Irwin. Over the past ... Read More »

Ascension and the Bible

Posted by Dan Hull on 5/29/19

There are many skeptics who think that our reliance and reverence of the Bible is misplaced. They look at the advances in technology and science and scoff at the idea that ancient stories and the wisdom of ancient people could be relevant in the modern world. When fundamentalist Christians ... Read More »

Downsizing

Posted by Dan Hull on 5/22/19

Preparing for a move is an eye-opening experience. By my reckoning, Annie and I have moved 12 times over the course of our married life. Every time we start the task of packing we are amazed at how many “things” we have accumulated since the last move. Each time ... Read More »

Confirmation

Posted by Dan Hull on 5/22/19

On Monday, May 13th, at St. Charles Borromeo Church we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation of young adults from St. Charles, St. Roman, and         St. James Parishes. I have been privileged over the years to have participated in Confirmation Masses presided over by eleven different bishops, two pastors, one ... Read More »

Moving On

Posted by Dan Hull on 5/06/19

By now most people know that Annie and I and  Fr. Bernie will be leaving St. James at the end of June. The reactions to our announcement have been mixed.   I know that many people have expressed some disappointment and sadness while others may be secretly breathing a sigh ... Read More »

The Son is Always Shining

Posted by Dan Hull on 5/02/19

Last Saturday as we were celebrating First Communions at Mass the sky opened up and unleashed a spring snowstorm. It was near white-out conditions for a while and completely covered the blossoming of the daffodils and magnolias. All the little girls needed to wrap their white dresses and veils ... Read More »

Easter Season

Posted by Dan Hull on 4/24/19

The Feast of Easter has come and gone. The celebrations of Holy Week are in the rearview mirror so it’s time to move on, right? Not so fast. We are still in the “Easter Season.” This will last us until we celebrate Pentecost which literally means “50 days.” During ... Read More »

Easter

Posted by Dan Hull on 4/24/19

I am writing this to the visitors who will be joining us for the celebration of Easter. 

First of all “Welcome to St. James!” It’s good to have you here. If you haven’t been to church in a while we hope you enjoy the decorations, the music, and the ... Read More »

Hospitality Sunday

Posted by Dan Hull on 4/11/19

At the end of March we ceased having the Coffee and Donut hospitality after the Sunday morning Masses. I don’t know when the practice started. I am in my tenth year here and the tradition preceded my appointment as Parish Director, so I assume it has been around for ... Read More »