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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
August 11, 2019 In the past, buffalo on the range were the survival and future of the Native Americans. Lately they have been saying that education is their new buffalo. Likewise, education is also our future as Catholic Christians. In the 70's parishes botched the training of youth in the ways of Jesus Christ. Thankfully, we have vastly improved religious education programs with more content. But now many families are struggling because of work or other demands. Parents are the first teachers of the faith by their example. Offering grace before a meal, praying wi...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
August 4, 2019 In the Letter to the Colossians (3: 9-11), our 2nd reading, St Paul identifies one of the reasons why Christianity grew so quickly. "Here there is not Greek and Jew, ... barbarian, Scythian, slave, free..." He would not permit labels or divisions. In the sight of God, all were equal children. None better than the other. The Christian community prayed together and then fed anyone who was struggling. In imitation of Jesus, Paul drew people together. The word "Catholic" means universal in Greek. In 100 AD, we acquired that name wh...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
July 28, 2019 St. Lawrence Parish is doing some wonderful things in the next weeks. On Sunday the 4th, they are hosting a picnic for both parishes at Southside's Park Complex under one of the pavilions. Last year they invited St. Boniface parishioners to join. It was a huge success when dozens schlepped across the bridge and partied together. I'll see you there. On Saturday the 10th, they observe their Feast. Make an effort to attend that special 5:30pm Mass and the wine/cheese party afterwards. Lorenzo was executed in 258 AD in Rome 4 days afte...

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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
July 21, 2019 Domani (IT), Manana (SP), Boqara (AR), Demain (FR) in whatever language, "tomorrow" means we are delaying what we should tackle today. Hugging our family, losing weight, starting to pray again. Let's not delay any longer. Summertime is an opportunity. "In the last century, the life expectancy of my fellow citizens rose from forty-seven to seventy-six years. Such wonders can be credited to antibiotics, indoor plumbing, spandex and the soybean. With the extra three decades, we neither cured the common cold nor secured peace...but w...

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