Fr. Don Everts articles

Fr. Don Everts articles

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 »

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 »


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