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Fr. LeRoy Scheierl
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Week of April 3, 2016

“Jesus, I trust in You!” This weekend is what we call, Divine Mercy Sunday. It’s a time when we have the opportunity to really focus in on Christ’s mercy which extends to everyone after his resurrection following Easter Sunday! This day is a relatively new feast in the Church which was established in the year 2000 by St. Pope John Paul II. This celebration is slowly but surely gaining momentum as we begin to realize our own need for mercy and how important the world needs God’s love for everyone. Our story begins with a simple polish nun, Sister Faustina Kwalwaska from Warsaw Poland, who experienced a series of divine revelations and visions of our Lord, asking that a special feast of me

Week of March 27, 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved with our Holy Week and Easter Liturgies. They were wonderful celebrations of our faith and our Paschal Mystery in Christ. Jesus has risen! We are saved! Special thanks to our decorators, our parish liturgists, our choirs, our altar servers and all our volunteers who helped put on our various ceremonies. Thanks also to those from St. Peter who put on our Seder Meal prior to Holy Thursday Mass, and those from St. Paul who helped put on our Easter Vigil reception after our Holy Saturday celebration. Special thanks to both Fr. Gerry Dalseth who helped me with some of our liturgies and to Deacon Dave Lindmeier and

Week of March 20, 2016

Now that we have begun Holy Week (our Church’s holiest time of year) I would like to remind everyone to please come to our Holy Triduum Services. The word, Triduum, means “three days” which would include: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. These three days are regarded as one large, continuous celebration of our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection for us. It is divided into three days (or parts) so we can have better time to pray, meditate and truly absorb what God is doing for us! This year we are doing things a bit different as we share more and more liturgies between St. Peter and St. Paul. We will begin Holy Thursday with the Seder Meal hosted by the Church of St. P

Week of March 13, 2016

As I was taking one of my usual, power-naps so as to gear up for the rest of my day, for some reason the word, ”holiness” crept to the forefront of my mind. And, as I reflected on this, it occurred to me that “holiness” is a task or quest we must all venture upon. Yet, holiness is an elusive thing! The moment you think you have obtained it, is the moment you have lost it. Like humility, the moment you have found it, is the point at which you have misplaced it, as a sort of spiritual pride sets in. Trying to achieve either holiness or humility is sort of like grasping at the air. It’s slips between our fingers, yet we know it is real and a possibility at hand. Holiness, then is not so

Week of March 6, 2016

What’s the one thing no one can avoid during Lent? This is something no atheist, no agnostic, no Christian, not even a Catholic can avoid during this time of year? Are you stumped? My answer is experiencing ‘static electricity.’ Yes, that’s right! I am talking about all the dry air at work or at home where our furnaces keep pumping out warmer and drier air which causes everything to be electrified! You get up in the morning, throw off the bed sheets and all the static electricity in the air gives you one, big “Zap!” That’s a fine wake-up call if you ask me. You touch a light switch or turn a door knob or reach out for your car door and “Zap!” We are all shaken by the shock! At tim