Fr. Jim Perkl’s Blog

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Every Good Gift God Gives Starts with Our “Yes!” to the Holy Spirit!

Dear Friends in Christ, Just a couple of days before my annual priest’s retreat at King’s House in Buffalo, Minnesota, I received a call out of the clear blue from Deacon Rip Reardon and the

Please Welcome Our Lady of the Smile to Our Daily Mass and Adoration Chapel

Dear Friends in Christ, As long time members of Mary, Mother of the Church know, our parish church holds a number of artistic treasures that enhance the beauty of our building and which enrich our

O Happy Day!

Dear Friends in Christ, He is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter! I especially extend a warm welcome to anyone who is visiting with us from other places or faith backgrounds. As we gather today, we celebrate the beautiful gift

How Has God Always Been?

Dear Friends in Christ, We all have questions. I am asked questions daily and since I am a priest many are theological. When I am meeting someone, who may be facing death, many questions deal

Mary Mother is an Amazing Parish!

Dear Friends in Christ, A few weeks ago, March 13 to 15, a number of our Parish Leadership Team went to the most recent Amazing Parish Conference. We were there with about 100 other parishes

Amazing Conference for Mary Mother Leadership

Dear Friends in Christ, This week marks the official start of spring! Spring is a time for new beginnings, and this past week the leadership team at Mary Mother attended a conference designed to enliven