Connections Column

January 2017

Jan 22

January 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Fr. Francis Scanlan!    January 26 marks the 142 birthday of our beloved founding pastor.  He was born in 1875 in Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland.  (I always thought of him more as a County Cork guy, but the archives are clear.)  I thought I’d share a little of his story before he came to...
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Jan 15

January 15, 2017

Today we celebrate Bishop Conlon’s 40th anniversary of his priestly ordination.  I know we all send our profound    gratitude to him for four decades of good works. I thought I’d share a few words on Bishop Conlon’s  involvement with St. Raymond Parish.  First let’s get the titles...
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Jan 8

January 8, 2017

spent a good amount of time filling in the blanks on my brand spanking new desk calendar.  (Yes, a paper one.  I’m old school on this.)  After writing in all of the parish events, all of the school events and all of the diocesan events, I added in the Centennial events.   Oh my!  This is going to be an...
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