St. Francis of Assisi Blog

Pastor’s Points: July 8, 2018

We need to spend time in reflection and prayer and identify for ourselves what is our ‘hidden treasure’ or ‘pearl of great price’.  If you discover that yours is your Catholic faith, which, by the way, is one of the most common interpretations of Christ’s parables about the ‘kingdom’, then you need to take the next step and answer the question

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Trusting Jesus

Right now as I type, a surgeon has his hands inside my mom's spine. All week, I've been having images in my mind of this surgery not going well. The images were very graphic: the doctor telling me something went wrong, me hitting the floor, having to make all those...

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Pastor’s Points: June 10, 2018

Ask yourself the questions “How influential and significant is my spiritual Father, GOD, in my life?  Is He the One I turn to when I need support and guidance?” He has played a greater role in our lives from the first moment of our birth than our earthly father.

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Faith of a Child

I think every mom (or dad) experiences this moment at some point. One day as you are doing your typical mom things (loading the dishwasher or folding laundry or paying bills), one of the beings-you-played-a-role-in-creating does something that literally makes you...

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Pastor’s Points: June 3, 2018

When we review the Liturgical Year of the Church there is an incredible richness found in the Sunday celebrations beginning with Resurrection Sunday (Easter), followed six weeks later by Ascension Sunday, followed by Pentecost Sunday, Followed by Trinity Sunday, followed by Eucharist Sunday (Corpus Christi).

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Pastor’s Points: May 13, 2018

Today we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord into heaven, His final event on earth, forty days after His resurrection.  In the former liturgical calendar (and in some dioceses in the U.S.) this feast was celebrated on the Thursday that falls forty days after Easter Sunday. Regardless of when it is celebrated, it is a significant event in the life of the Church.

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Fake It Till You Make It

Over the last few years, I've had the great blessing of loving and being loved by some very humble and holy introverts. As far as I can remember, not one of them has ever embraced the idea of faking it until you make it. Like most things in life, I think the reason I...

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Tschirhart Family Spotlight

  Tell us a bit about your family. Lisa and I (Jeff) have been married 21 years and have 4 children here, and a little one in heaven that we’re all dying to meet.  I am an attorney (keep it quiet) and real estate broker.  Lisa is an accountant by education...

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Hobday Family Spotlight

Tell us a bit about your family. We (Dick & Bernice) have been married for 51 years.  We have two sons, two daughters and two children in heaven. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota was the meeting place. Dick’s career led us to...

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