Browsing the April 2016 archive of Blog

CELEBRATING FIRST COMMUNION

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 4/20/16

Today we celebrate First Communion with twenty-nine young boys and girls.  This day brings me back to my own First Communion. I, along with Billy Rowekamp were the smallest kids in our class so we had the distinction of leading all the children into church—setting the right pace, all ... Read More »

BEING MERCY AND COMPASSION

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 4/19/16

 The newspaper headline read “Town Turns Its Back On One Time Favorite Son.”  The story went on to describe the reactions of the community of Yorkville, Illinois as they learned of the fall from grace of Dennis Hastert, one time local high school teacher and wrestling coach and then ... Read More »

THE REAL PRESENCE

Posted by Father Gene Schroeder on 4/19/16

“Come, have some breakfast.”  It’s a simple invitation that Jesus extends to the disciples in the gospel today. They were fishing but they did not recognize him.  And then, after they shared a meal,  none of them dared to ask who he was because they knew he was the ... Read More »