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NOV. 1....ALL SAINTS......NOV. 2, ALL SOULS DAY

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:57

NOV. 1....ALL SAINTS......NOV. 2, ALL SOULS DAY

"May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace."

Reflection:
Is there anyone to hear me if I say hello
Among all those stumbling by?
Will anyone take a minute too pass the time of day?

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30th Sunday In Ordinary Time, Oct. 30, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 25 October 2013 08:21

30th Sunday In Ordinary Time, Oct. 30, 2013

Not so long ago, a hard nosed business man climbed to the pinnacle of business glory by becoming president of a major railroad company. He had all the perks of power and was catered to in all kinds of ways. Over his long career he interacted with countless numbers of people. Then he retired and eventually died. After his death, his chauffer said, “Only nine people attended his funeral.”

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An Autumn Reflection, Oct. 18, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Saturday, 19 October 2013 11:18

AUTUMN: "I am so glad to live in a world where there's an October..." 

From Anne of Green Gables...L.M. Monygomery

Tuesday, I flew over the mountains, past the plains and then the plane banked over the verdant Missouri River Valley, and below I could glimpse the trees in their autumn finery-gold, and crimson, mellow in the fading October sun. Off the plane, the north wind gusted, and whispered, "winter is not far behind."

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Twenty Ninth Sunday Ordinary Time, Oct. 20, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 18 October 2013 12:28

I write this in the Omaha air port terminal after three days here conducting the Wake for a life long friend Joanie Hautzinger, attending a second wake for another, and anointing two cousins and a friend. For Joanie the wake service can be viewed on the internet. It consists of the prayer: Lady of the Wake, the Scriptural Rosary, my homily, prayers, and lastly, my singing DANNY BOY,

GO TO: stroberts.com

By the tan box at bottom: a link

various windows: top of each the names of various services filmed: click on Joanie Hautzinger funeral.

Joanie a woman of prayer. Today in the Gospel, Jesus encourages us to persist. Prayer is an energy and the more we engage in it the stronger will be our spirits. As St. Paul admonishes us...do not grow tired in doing good!

Breakfast Question: Am I patient with God?

Personal Reflection Am I patient with my own impatience.

Today' short message due to travel.

 

 

 

TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, OCT 13, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 10 October 2013 12:24

I stepped back in line the other day to let two working girls on their noon break ahead of me. No big deal ... but neither said thanks. Today in the Gospel Jesus had nine!
Should I have expected thanks? No.

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