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The Pastor's Pen...a word from the heart

Posted by Gina Rupnow

Verbum Caro Factum Est et Habitabit. As we gather with family, friends, and fellow parishioners this weekend and throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas, we contemplate and rejoice in the gi!s we give and the gi!s we receive (past, present, and future). For us, Chris"ans, central to them all ... Read More »

Faith Formation

Posted by Gina Rupnow

It’s wonderful in today’s readings on this fourth Sunday of Advent that there is language of wai!ng for signs from God and trus!ng big in His promises. King Ahaz is literally commanded by God to ask for a sign from Him – “let it be deep as the netherworld ... Read More »

The Pastor's Pen...a word from the heart

Posted by Gina Rupnow

You recently received a summons to support our Saint Charles Revitaliza!on Campaign. As a lead giver or first responder, you offer yourself as living stones to reinvigorate and rebuild our community around the cornerstone of Christ, the chief architect of our mission and the foreman of our endeavors.

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The Pastor's Pen...a word from the heart

Posted by Gina Rupnow

Before I can be a decent pastor here, I know that I have got to get my own house in order. That old familiar phrase first appeared in Jewish Scriptures (2 Kings 20) where Isaiah instructed the people to get their own house in order so that they can ... Read More »

Fatima to Lisbon, 29/9/2016

Posted by Mary Olshefski

Jim, Jane, Ric, and I took a bus from Fatima to Lisbon where we would spend the last couple of days of our vacation. We arrived in Lisbon in the afternoon, and walked to the riverfront to visit the old town. We spent the next day riding a tour ... Read More »

Santiago to Fatima, 28/9/2016

Posted by Mary Olshefski

After an extremely long bus ride, we eventually arrived in Fatima. Since Jim was here 2 years ago, he knew exactly where to go. We stayed at the Angel of Portugal hotel which was only a few blocks. from the Sanctuary. By the time we got settled in our ... Read More »

Return to Santiago, 26/9/2016

Posted by Mary Olshefski

 

We returned to Santiago in order to spend a little more time in the city. We toured the museum and spent more time in the Cathedral. Jim and I received the sacrament of reconciliation, and met all of the other requirements needed to receive the plenary indulgence from ... Read More »

Finisterra to Muxia, 25/9/2016

Posted by Mary Olshefski

 

In the movie, "The Way", Ishmael, a gypsy, tells Martin Sheen's character, Tom, to spread his son Daniel's ashes in Muxia. Upon our arrival from Finisterra, the 4 of us visited the rocky area used in that scene. Muxia, like Finesterra, is a quiet, very peaceful town on ... Read More »

Santiago to Finnesterra, 24/9/2016

Posted by Mary Olshefski

Santiago to Finesterra, "Land's End" 24/9/2016

Our hiking complete, we took a bus to Finesterra. When we got there we had to find our hotel. Although we walked, for what seemed forever, up and down very steep streets, we eventually found it. It was a very nice hotel, and ... Read More »

Santa Irene to Santiago de Compastella, 23/9/2016

Posted by Mary Olshefski

After having a wonderful breakfast at Albergue Santa Irene, we set off for our last day of hiking. Only 22 km, or 14 miles lay between us and Santiago. We were excited to complete our journey, and to arrive in the square before the massive Cathedral of St. James. 

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