In every parish that I have been pastor, it has been my custom to publish a weekly bulletin column. This is how I communicate important information to the parishioners on a weekly basis. Normally I would take the month of July off from writing my column, but due to the fact that I have just arrived at Coldwater and Union City, these next few weeks are a great opportunity for us to get to know each other. A native of Kalamazoo, I grew up going to St. Mary’s Parish and School, where I also had my first Mass. I am a graduate of Hackett Catholic Central, St. Meinrad College Seminary and Mt. St. Mary Seminary of the West. In addition to growing up in Kalamazoo, I have spent many of my priestly years also in Kalamazoo at the Cathedral and a brief period as pastor at Gull Lake. Most recently I was pastor of St. Joseph and St. Jerome in Battle Creek. This is not my first assignment in Branch County. Twenty two years ago, I was stationed as a transitional deacon with Fr. Fritz. I look forward to meeting you and your families. Please pray for me as your pastor as I will pray for all of you. Thanks for reading!
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Bishop’s Annual Appeal
So far, $38,043.00 has been generously pledged by St. Charles’ parishioners toward our 2014 Bishop’s Annual Appeal goal of $55,097.00, leaving a balance of $17,054.00. ($31,0128.00of that pledged amount has been paid), Please pray and consider what you are able to contribute to this very worthy cause.
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Part time positions available - St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School for the 2014-15 School year:
Candidate must have current Michigan teaching certificate and specialization in the area applying for. Candidate should display love of working with children, modeling our faith, love of learning, and energetic teaching with motivation to join and participate in our school environment. Please send letter of interest, resume, references, and certification/transcripts to Brenda Mescher by firstname.lastname@example.org or mail 79 Harrison St., Coldwater, MI 49036 by August 8th.