2019 archive of Fr. Don Everts articles

2019 archive of Fr. Don Everts articles

The Paradox of Our Times - November 17, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 12/11/19

Albert Einstein once said, “In the West, we have built this beautiful ship and it has all the comforts in it, but the one thing it does not have is a compass and that’s why it doesn’t know where it is going.”

This paradox of our times was propounded ... Read More »

Our Journey, Our Mission - October 6, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 10/01/19

Last Sunday, we had our Annual Meeting for St. Katharine Drexel Parish and this Sunday, October 6, after the 10 am Mass we will have our meeting for Holy Cross Parish. 

The purpose of these Annual Meetings is to gather together as a community to understand what we are ... Read More »

Almost Nothing Says "Catholic" Like Votive Candles - August 25, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 8/20/19

When a film or television show wants the audience to know a character is Catholic, a confessional or a rack of votive candles is sure to turn up. The placement of the votive candles varies based on the space and layout of each Catholic Church.

The word “vigil” comes ... Read More »

Amazing Parishes - July 14, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 7/12/19

This past May, I had the opportunity to attend a conference called Amazing Parish with four members of our joint parish staff. The conference was training for a core team from a parish or parishes to discover how together they can better serve the people of their parishes. ... Read More »

Ascension Sunday - June 2, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/03/19

There was a time in the not too distant past when we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension as a Holy Day of Obligation on a Thursday. The Feast was celebrated 40 days after Easter Sunday and was known as Ascension Thursday. 

Several years ago, many of the dioceses ... Read More »

The Easter Journey - April 21, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/03/19

Alleluia! He is Risen! We are people of the Resurrection! As people of the Resurrection, we see the life that we know only God can offer. Our Easter Journey is all about how we seek to enter deeper and deeper into the mystery of the empty tomb. It is ... Read More »

The Power of the Lenten Journey - March 10, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/03/19

Several years ago, I had a very unique retreat experience. Upon arrival at the retreat, the director gave me a small stone; it easily fit into the palm of my hand. My task was to carry that stone for the next three days. I was allowed to switch from ... Read More »

Establishing our New Partnership with Holy Cross and St. Katharine Drexel - January 27, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/03/19



Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

During the last six months, Holy Cross and St. Katharine Drexel have been working diligently to establish our new partnership. By sharing resources and working together we seek to witness, through our unified efforts, the power of what is possible when ... Read More »

Sharing the Wonder and Awe of Christmas - December 23, 2018

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/03/19


We have journeyed together to Bethlehem and have come to experience anew the Nativity of Our Lord. It is in the experience of the Birth of Christ that life changes for us. The Christ Child calls us to know and experience the life that God wants for ... Read More »

Home - December 9, 2018

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 5/30/19


Advent is the great and glorious time we are given every year to prepare for the coming celebration of the birth of the Christ Child. It is a time to reclaim the wonder and awe of the unconditional love of God that sent us his son so ... Read More »


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