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Entries for September 2016

Keep The Leaves On The Tree - Yes? No?
By Father Bob Kraig     Every year sometime in either September or early October I ask our maintenance staff what their plans are for keeping the leaves on the tree that would be falling or depending on when I joke around with them the leaves that have already fallen. We always joke around about it. One time they told me they...

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CALIX
By Father Bob Kraig      This past Sunday, Sept. 18, I had the privilege of celebrating Mass with CALIX, a Catholic group of men and women who have been affected with the disease of alcoholism at the Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Ohio in addition to having their family members present. Many of these men and women (many of ...

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Polish Flag?
By Father Bob Kraig      I was privileged to celebrate God’s mercy and forgiveness at a couple of our weekend liturgies this past weekend. While it is something I do every weekend with our praying community it was especially moving this past Sunday, Sept. 11. There was something there – perhaps God’s Spiri...

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Saint Mother Teresa
By Father Bob Kraig     This past Sunday the Roman Catholic Church canonized Mother Teresa. The 20th century saint has been an inspiration to many and I am grateful that we here at Saint John Neumann were able to add a beautiful statue of her to our church four years ago when we added the four we did: St. John Neumann, St. John ...

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