Fr. David McElroy articles

Fr. David McElroy articles

Of Apple Pie and Fourth of July!

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 7/12/21

Of Apple Pie and

Fourth of July!

It's the fourth of July weekend - we are celebrating Independence Day, enjoying liberty, and the pursuit of happiness among the many great gifts given to us.

As a 3-year-old citizen, I now fully appreciate one of the great benefits in the ... Read More »

Tales of Catholic Grade School

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/10/21

May 23, 2021 

How many of you remember Catholic grade school?

Church, devotions, catechism, penmanship and the book “Manners for Boy and Girls” were among our many experiences and  "Catholic stuff" we had to learn. At school, we had the tradition of celebrating our name day and it was ... Read More »

Of 400 words!

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/10/21

April 11, 2021

On April 30th, 2000, Sr. Faustina was Canonized and Divine Mercy Sunday was entered in the General Calendar of the Catholic Church. It is hard to believe it has been 20 years. The devotion is strong, and the image of the Divine Mercy is now widely known.

What is beautiful about this Sunday is the intimacy of the Gospel where St. Thomas physically touches Jesus and experiences in a special way that Divine Mercy. Thomas sees the wounds of Christ, and we are left with the visual imagery of such an intimate ... Read More »

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 3/09/21

In the 1990s, I especially remember the first Sundays of Lent. That was the day we headed to the Cathedral at Westminster in London, just up the street from Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben and its chimes, (those very chimes, albeit a bit higher ... Read More »

NEW BEGINNINGS 1.10.2021

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 2/15/21

It is 2021, and there are already ten days gone in the year. The time has flown. Here we are post-Christmas, the tinsel is gone and wrapping paper recycled. Resolutions have been made and probably already broken, and we have another new beginning - the Baptism of the Lord.

... Read More »

DO YOU HAVE A PLAN? 11.29.2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 2/15/21

 

Back in July, some of the major retailers mentioned that they were not doing Black Friday this year. It seemed odd but made absolute sense for that sector of the economy. In the world of retail, travel, education and many other fields, planning is done well in advance. ... Read More »

HINDSIGHT IS 20/20

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 11/30/20

They say hindsight is 20/20. When we look back on the year 2020 from a future perspective, we may wonder what insights we have gained and experienced.

This year I think was a fundamental call of getting back to basics. For the umpteenth time, I am asking myself what ... Read More »

More Work to do—Carrying our Cross

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 9/10/20

This weekend we celebrate Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer: Kids know the Summer is coming to an end – it’s back to school. Parents may be delighted as routine sets in again. But unlike previous years, 2020 has redefined what routine and normality is.

We have had ... Read More »

Welcome Fr. Mack

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 9/10/20

My name is Fr. David McElroy. I am a Norbertine Priest from St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere. I am originally from the Republic of Ireland and I became a United States Citizen two years ago. I have been a priest since 2002 and served in several parishes in ... Read More »

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