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I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU WELCOMED ME

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 12/27/15

       One of the things that I have noticed here in our parish is the great pride people take in tracing their the lineage of their ancestors.  Many of you have traced the journey of your ancestors to their homelands in Germany and other countries of Europe ... Read More »

THE FORCE AWAKENS

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 12/27/15

      The Force Awakens!  In a galaxy far, far away, in a time long ago,  once again we await with eager anticipation to find out if the forces of good can deal with the new threat from the Galactic Empire.   It’s the hottest ticket in town and people ... Read More »

A LETTER FROM THE BIG GUY

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 12/19/15

      I got a letter from the big guy this week who asked that I pass it on to you.  So, here it is.        It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the Christmas season.   ... Read More »

THE STUFF THAT GIVES LIFE

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 12/09/15

      Last week I saw the movie The Martian.  Matt Damon plays an astronaut who is stranded on the planet Mars.  He decides, despite his situation, that  he is not going to give up.  If he is going to do this, he knows that he is going to ... Read More »

Our 175th Year--A Year of Mercy

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 11/25/15

      We begin another year, the 175th in the history of our parish.  That makes our parish, the oldest Catholic parish in the Evansville area.  Our parish was not the first one established in the Evansville area.  That honor belongs to Assumption Parish which was founded in 1837. ... Read More »

Giving Thanks is Good for your Health

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 11/25/15

I heard a report the other day that said feeling grateful not only makes you feel better it actually helps your heart. According to Paul Mills, a professor of family medicine at UC San Diego, being grateful  fends off depression, stress and anxiety, which can increase the risk of ... Read More »

THANKS, AL

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 11/18/15

     Several days ago, I gathered with family and friends to celebrate the passing of my friend, Al who, at the age of 83, died of cancer.  I have known Al, who, as I learned at the funeral, was affectionately known as “Alfie,” for the past forty-three years.  ... Read More »

A LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 11/11/15

Many times people were confused by the things that Jesus said.  The gospel reading this Sunday is a good example.  We hear Jesus saying to this disciples:  "In those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars ... Read More »

GUNSMOKE VETERANS DAY AND BEING AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 11/04/15

     I read the other day that  Gunsmoke was the longest running show ever on TV, with 655 episodes appearing between 1955 and 1975.  I grew up watching Gunsmole, with  Matt Dillon, the larger than life marshal of Dodge City, Kansas, the cantankerous  Doc Stone, and Marshal Dillon’s ... Read More »

TO WHAT WILL YOU GIVE YOUR LIFE ENERGY?

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 10/29/15

      I spend a lot of time in cemeteries. I guess that is an occupational hazard.   Over the years I have been in cemeteries many times for the burial of parishioners and loved ones.     Every time I walk through the cemetery, I am reminded that our journey here ... Read More »