Entries for April 2018

Father Bob Kraig's Farewell Post
If there is a gospel that is appropriate for our lives and for my departure from Saint John Neumann it is today's. The theme of the gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Easter, John 15:1-8, is simply: "remain in my love!" Those words create a tension with me and hopefully within all of us as we know there are times in our...

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Listen to the Voice of God
Pastor's reflection for weekend of April 21-22 (Jn. 10:11-18) There are a lot of things we reject and then realize we should not have done so. If you are like me I often don’t read directions to purchases and then wish I would have as I start to encounter some difficulties assembling whatever the product is. Sometimes people hav...

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God Believes in Us
Pastor’s reflection for weekend of April 14-15 (Jn. 24:35-48)  Commercials have changed a lot. Today they are quicker, fast paced, quick scene changes and some more suggestive than others. Marketing wants you to buy the product they present before you. One of my favorites of yesteryear was one that was promoting the vitamins...

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Mrs. Dolly Thomas, SJJ School Principal is Retiring
Late last month, Mrs. Dolly Thomas, principal of our Interparochial School, Sts. Joseph and John, announced her retirement. In her announcement to the school community, Mrs. Thomas wrote “it has been both an honor and a privilege to minister to this school community for over 30 years and working with the students, parents, school st...

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Farewell Reception for Father Bob Kraig April 29 After the 10:30AM Mass
Retiring pastor, Fr. Bob Kraig, will celebrate his final Mass here at St. John Neumann on Sunday morning, April 29, at 10:30AM. The staff and parishioners have planned a reception after the Mass for Fr. Bob in the Activity Center for a final farewell. Please plan on attending the Mass and reception, extending your prayers and wishes to...

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Spectators or Participants
Pastor's reflection for weekend of April 7/8 (Jn. 20:19-31) If you are like me you may well sit in a comfortable chair at the end of a day, turn on the television and within 3-5 minutes you are falling asleep. You don’t really participate in the news you were watching - you have simply become a spectator. Today’s gospel...

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Men’s Spirituality—All Men Are Welcome
Our Men’s Spirituality Group will meet Thursday evenings: April 12, & April 26; May 10 & 24 at 7:30pm in our meeting rooms. We are taking a deeper look at God’s healing, mercy and forgiveness through reflections on the parable of the prodigal son. We use a book by spiritual writer Henri Nouwen who shares his inte...

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