SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST (2019) Readings: Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11 Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23 If only there were a “strong driving wind” and “tongues as of fire” every time the Holy Spirit was at work, for then it might be easier to discern the Spirit at work in… Continue reading SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST (2019)
Many members of St. Isabel Parish are concerned that, even before Fr. Christopher Senk's situation is resolved, Bishop Frank Dewane may select Fr. Joseph Gates as the new, permanent pastor of St. Isabel. Apparently, there is an ongoing effort to tell the bishop that parishioners actually want Fr. Gates to administer the parish for the… Continue reading There is a Campaign to tell the Bishop that parishioners want Fr. Gates to administer the parish for the indefinite future….IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?
March 12, 2019 Dear Friends: We are organizing a letter to the Papal Nuncio in Washington urging him to press the Congregation for Clergy in Rome to render a just decision promptly regarding Fr. Christopher. The letter focuses on the disruption to the spiritual life of the Parish as the delay and uncertainty continue. About… Continue reading A Letter to the Papal Nuncio in Washington
Greetings! The Finance Council of St. Isabel Parish recently released a Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. Among the interesting items in this report was a statement about the amount of money shifted from the parish to the Diocese of Venice as part of Bishop Frank Dewane’s Catholic Faith Appeal. Although the report claims that… Continue reading St. Isabel Parish recently released a Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
I just received the annual solicitation from Bishop Dewane for the “Catholic Faith Appeal.” Rather than throw it away, I wrote a note on the solicitation letter saying that my husband and I would resume support for the Appeal once he restores our pastor, Rev. Christopher Senk, to his rightful position. I would suggest that… Continue reading “Catholic Faith Appeal”
THE CHALLENGE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT Statements from Bishops all over the country will continue flooding Diocesan and local newspapers, expressing their “deep regret” and “overwhelming sorrow” over the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report detailing the sexual abuse of children in the six Roman Catholic Dioceses of Pennsylvania. Bishop Dewane’s statement of August 17th… Continue reading THE CHALLENGE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT
Saturday, September 9, 2017 is a sad day. I returned home to Sanibel with my wife after a trip to the fires of Washington state on Tuesday. As we landed at the airport, my wife called a local hotel and asked about vacancies. We were told there were none. We were so fortunate to… Continue reading Hurricane Irma
Father Joseph asked me to let you know that the Church will be closed tomorrow due preparations for possible impending weather of Cat 5 Hurricane Irma. The Thursday Service we normally have in the church, will need to be canceled. The Office will be posting an announcement of the Emergency Closing of Saint Isabel on… Continue reading No Prayer Service This Week