Reflections on the last year

Reflections on the last year

Your Turn: Questions to Reflect on and Journal About

Posted by Kristi Jenkins

During Lent, some of our staff shared their reflections on our past year.  We hope they helped you see that, whatever your experience has been, you’re not alone.  Taking the time to reflect, write and share our perspectives has helped us become more hopeful and energized going forward.  With ... Read More »

by Kristi Neumayer Jenkins, Director of Adult Faith Enrichment

Posted by Kristi Jenkins

I know many people don’t feel the same, but I loved the three weeks my family spent in covid 'lockdown.'  It had challenges to be sure:  finding different spaces for four people to be online at the same time; helping a kindergartener learn how to do online class; not ... Read More »

by Fr. Steve Clemente, Parochial Vicar

Posted by Kristi Jenkins

Last April, a friend remarked to me– “It is indeed unsettling how quickly and scary  the world has suddenly become.  And the isolation from one another increases the distress, of course.” Those words express the feelings of many as we continue to face the COVID-19 situation, with all its ... Read More »

by Mary Jane Spirk, Director of Family Faith Formation

Posted by Kristi Jenkins

December 2019 I was home with my family in Nebraska, we had a wonderful Christmas together. My brother, sisters-in-law, nephew, my children, what a wonderful time, not knowing the future.  My plan was to return in March over Spring break.  That is what happens with plans.

The hardest thing about ... Read More »

by Lina Hernandez, Director of Youth + Youth Adult Ministry

Posted by Kristi Jenkins

     Years ago, during my high school days, I spent most of my Sundays with the Pontifical Mission Society, helping the missionary children  around town. Lent was a synonym of sacrifice, but it was the kind of sacrifice I enjoyed. My home parish in Barranquilla, Colombia (Our Lady of ... Read More »

by Fr. George Ratzmann, Pastor

Posted by Kristi Jenkins


It is ironic that many priests are introverts.  Priesthood is a vocation that requires constant contact with people, and very often people who are experiencing intense and emotional moments in their lives. We accompany parishioners in their experience of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, ... Read More »

by Cynthia Dallas, Director of Music Ministry

Posted by Kristi Jenkins

As a professional musician, my calendar revolved around playing with the Naples Philharmonic, directing choirs and children’s theare, and being on-call with a dozen and a half churches in the two-county area.  Suddenly, a pandemic is gripping the globe.  Without warning, I had no work, and more frighteningly, no ... Read More »

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