Browsing the November 2015 archive of Blog

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 »