From the Pastor

Time for the Home Opener!

September 18, 2022
It is hard to believe that the Browns Home Opener is here!  It is hard to believe that the Browns won last weekend!  😊  I have a number of buddies...
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New Permanent Diaconate Candidate at St. Francis de Sales- Andy Davis

September 9, 2022
To all my friends and soon-to-be friends at St. Francis de Sales Parish, my name is Andy Davis and I am in my 4th and final year of formation as...
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Pray, Play Ball and Go to School!

September 2, 2022
Last Sunday we had a wonderful day at the Rubber Ducks Stadium with Mass, good food, friendship, sunshine, HEAT and more!  It was a good day to be together not...
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Lord, Come to My Aid!

August 11, 2022
    A picture is worth a thousand words. A special thank you to Shirley Clark, Dc. Ray Herrick, Bill Crandall, our men’s group and youth group who came to...
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Blessed the People the Lord has Chosen to be His Own…

August 3, 2022
This past Monday, I made the joyful sacrifice of golfing in the Borromeo Seminary Golf Outing (someone has to do it ).  It was a wonderful day to golf with...
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What is Discernment?

July 29, 2022
The readings this weekend help us understand how to live out discernment at its finest.   St. Paul calls us to seek what is above and not of what is on...
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What is Our Mission and Vision?

July 21, 2022
“…how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?” Just a few weeks ago, I met with our parish staff and spent...
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Spending Time by the Water

July 15, 2022
This past week, I had the joy of going on vacation with my family down to South Carolina.  It is amazing how little you can see your family even if...
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Turn to the Lord in Your Need, and You Will Live

July 7, 2022
I imagine by now if you have driven on our campus, you might have noticed the new and improved Stations of the Cross.  These stations are the original stations that...
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Let All the Earth Cry Out to God with Joy!

June 30, 2022
There is so much to rejoice in! Just last Friday, as I got out of morning Mass, I received a phone call from our principal, Katie Dougherty, asking for me...
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Summer Has Arrived!

June 23, 2022
Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”  One of my favorite saint...
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A Greeting From Fr. David Verbsky

June 15, 2022
Hello! Father Jeremy graciously offered to share his pastor’s column so I could introduce myself to you properly. Originally from Mentor, Ohio, I went to Mentor Public Schools and graduated...
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The Measure of Love is to Love Without Measure

February 18, 2022
In the Gospel, Jesus calls us to “be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”  When it comes to love, when it comes to mercy, it is always best to...
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Are You Ready to Pray?

February 11, 2022
Last weekend, you might have picked up a free book by Fr. Michael Denk called “Pray 40 Days.” We are continuing to pass them out every weekend leading up to...
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Happy National Marriage Week!

February 4, 2022
Beginning Monday, February 7, the church celebrates National Marriage Week, which is an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting...
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Fr. Jeremy Merzweiler, Pastor, St. Francis de Sales Parish Church: Installation Homily January 24, 2022

January 27, 2022
This evening I preach from the altar. It was at this place that Fr. Bline brought me to pray. He invited me to pray the Eucharistic prayer and it was...
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