Pastor’s Postcard – Shining Future and Pastoral Planning

Sunday June 16, 2024 I like to share future plans for our parish the third week of the month.  This June, a solar array and the pastoral priorities being surfaced by our Parish Council are top of mind.  Welcome, hospitality, youth, family faith formation, discipleship, liturgy, retreats, worship space, school affordability, stewardship, belonging, engagement, and…

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Pastor’s Postcard – Meet the Serafins!

Sunday June 9, 2024 Father Robert is getting to know our parish families. Meet the Serafins! How long have you been members of St. Joachim Parish and what do you value about the parish? We’ve been members of St. Joachim since 2018, when we moved to the U.S. from Italy with three children: Caterina (10),…

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Pastor’s Postcard – Women Can Be Heroes

Sunday May 12, 2024 My mom is in her early eighties.  She worked in the home as mother to my sister and me and outside as a registered nurse for more than sixty years.  Recently, I received a $25 gift certificate for completing a health survey from my medical provider.  I used it to buy…

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Pastor’s Postcard – Knights of Columbus

Sunday May 5, 2024 I have been a Knight of Columbus for more than thirty years.  You can imagine my shock when rioters across America pulled down statues of Christopher Columbus in 2020.  For them, he was a colonial oppressor.  For me, he was the explorer who discovered the New World.  His navigation opened the…

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Pastor’s Postcard – First Holy Communions – What Joy!

Sunday April 28, 2024 Springtime is full of joy. The tending of orchards, vineyards and gardens that until now seemed dormant, are now flowering. Parents and catechists in our community have been tending the faith of our children in love. Now, together with them, we celebrate the blossoms bursting forth, the joy of First Holy…

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Pastor’s Postcard – Meet the McDonoughs!

Sunday April 21, 2024 Fr. Robert is getting to know our parish families. Meet the McDonoughs! How long have you been at Saint Joachim and what do you value/like most about the parish?    Vince returned to St. Joachim in 1996 after a long time away from active participation. Anna and Vince were married at St. Joachim…

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Pastor’s Postcard – Meet the Bellos!

Sunday April 14, 2024 Fr. Robert is getting to know our parish families. Meet the Bello Family! How long have you been at Saint Joachim and what do you value/like most about the parish?   Pedro and Enrita have been in the parish since 2016.  They value the  opportunity to express their faith through service as…

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