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By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 1/25/2015 1:58 PM
This weekend, we celebrate the Patronal Feast of St. John Neumann for our parish. In the Catholic tradition, there has always been a particular connection between a parish community and the patron who watches over us, guides us, and importantly, intercedes for us before the Father’s Throne in heaven. As we gather this weekend, we might reflect a bit more on who St. John Neumann was and how his spirit continues to inform the life of our parish.
By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 1/18/2015 9:47 PM
The transition back into Ordinary Time is always a ‘blah’ type moment for me. The Church has been decorated so beautifully over the last few weeks for Advent and Christmas, and now it just seems so bare. (And I know it will get worse in a few more weeks during Lent.) All that excitement fades and we hit the drudgery of long winter nights and short gray days, ho hum.
By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 1/11/2015 9:39 PM
With the publication schedules, this is the first chance I have to thank all those who helped make the Christmas celebrations such a beautiful and moving experience over the last few weeks. I thought the music was wonderful throughout, the Church was lovingly decorated; all together it was such a fitting recognition of the Birth of our Savior.
By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 1/4/2015 9:54 AM
To start, many many thanks to all who made the Christmas celebrations and season such a beautiful and wonderful success here at St. John Neumann. I had no idea what to expect and I am quite sure I missed so much of the hard work that was done to bring it all to fruition, but please know that this Christmas has been one of tremendous joy and blessing for me personally and I am grateful for all those who help to make this parish such a joy filled place!

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