Everyone who had met Deacon Martin J. Goedken had a story of his unparalleled generosity and his unwavering commitment to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and live out his baptismal call of holiness.
This December, Catholic Charities in St. Joseph opened their doors to the public in their newly renovated building at 1123 South 10th Street for the first time
“Your faith has spread and been a blessing to the world,”
A parish needs “dedicated parishioners” in order to survive 125 years, explained St. Mary Parochial Administrator Fr. Matthew Rotert.
“It is with great joy we gather here,” stated Father Joseph Totton, Pastor of St. Ann’s Parish in Plattsburg since early July.
“Buildings shape our thinking, our vision for the future, our priorities, and our focus for living. Importantly, a monastery is more than a home for monks,”
“Gentlemen, it’s our privilege to be down here with you tonight,”
From the bright red, white and blue balloons, to the streamers in St. Francis Xavier School gym on November 11 – two things were clear.