Fr. Don Everts articles

Fr. Don Everts articles

RESURRECTION EXPERIENCE: The Gift of Hope Essential to the Human Spirit MAY 17, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/18/20

As we enter into our sixth week of the Easter journey, St. Peter reminds us of our ability to share with one another and our world the great gift of hope that God bestows upon us as people of faith who have opened our hearts and minds to the ... Read More »


Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/18/20


    This Sunday, we celebrate our 5th Sunday of Easter. As we journey further into the mystery of the Resurrection we simply endeavor to respond as fully as possible to our encounter of the Risen Christ. We, as Easter People, seek to witness thepowerful reality ... Read More »


Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 5/13/20


    This Sunday, we celebrate the 4th Sunday of our Easter Season. Many refer to this Sunday as Good Shepherd Sunday. This  is the great acknowledgement that Jesus Christ is the one and true shepherd that cares for us, guides us, seeks us when we go ... Read More »

Ad Orientem Masses - Part 2 - February 23, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 3/06/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Praised be Jesus Christ!  Lent begins this Wednesday. Hard to believe, isn’t it?  Be sure to read this Bulletin and the insert to see all the opportunities available for growing in your spirituality. Last week we wrote to introduce an exciting opportunity to experience Mass “ad orientem.” ... Read More »

Ad Orientem Masses - Part 1 - February 16, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 3/06/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Praised be Jesus Christ!  Lent is just around the corner.  There will be many opportunities to grow in prayer and discipleship as a parish family this Lent. These can be found in our Bulletin and in the announcements at Mass.

One opportunity we are particularly excited ... Read More »

When No One is Looking - February 9, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 3/06/20

I read about this experiment in which several people agreed to have cameras placed throughout their homes for a month. The purpose of the experiment was to see if the perceptions of the people being filmed actually matched the reality of what was filmed. The results were rather stunning. ... Read More »

The Feast of the Holy Family - December 29, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 1/16/20

On Sunday, December 29th, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family.  It is a great celebration that enables us to recognize the far-reaching direct effect of the power of a family.

The family is the center and core of who we are, and the family is that powerful ... Read More »

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 »


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