A message from Fr. Dave Nix

Fr. Dave Nix

My Dearest Parishoners,
Glory to Jesus Christ.
Although I am at the FOCUS conference this weekend, now is still the opportune time to share the most recent news:  I am going to be the chaplain for the Abbey of St. Walburga, effective January of 2013.  We saw a very great need there, and it is liturgically in-concert with how I feel called to offer the Holy Sacrifice.  This week, Archbishop Aquila declared it my next assignment. Moreover, it is a time to pray about the move from parish life to religious life, which I will be happy to share with you eventually, even though this chaplaincy is only a six-month assignment.   I will speak during all the Masses of Jan 12th and 13th, and I hope to see you after them.  In the mean time, please know that I tell all my friends outside the parish that I couldn’t have hoped for better families than those of St. Joseph’s.  I will truly miss you so much with all my heart, but I will not be far away at the Abbey for this small chapter of my life.
Also, although I will not be able to write personalized thank you’s before I leave, I want to thank so many of you for your excellent Christmas cards and generous gift cards.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Fr. Dave

We never expect the ‘little’ sins to feed evil

“What we never quite expect is for our private sins, multiplied and fermented by millions of lives with the same or similar ‘little’ sins, to somehow feed the kind of evil that walks into a Connecticut school and guns down 26 innocent lives, 20 of them children.”

– Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia
 http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/archbishop-chaput-advents-message-relevant-in-wake-of-tragedy/