Author Archives: Kristen Graham

About Kristen Graham

I attended the Girard, KS School District from K-12. Then moved onto Pittsburg State University to get a Bachelor of Technology in Commercial Graphics. While at PSU, I was employed by Student Publications for 3 years where I experienced many rolls… Newspaper Page Layout Designer, Yearbook Editor in Chief and Graphic Designer, and Advertising Representative. It was also in my years at PSU that I met my wonderful husband Doug.

My husband and I have settled back in my hometown where we are close to both of our wonderful families. I have now been in the print industry for 2 years (post college), working as a Graphic Designer and Type Setter for a Vender that coats and print labels using a Flexographic Press.

I try and keep involved in the Graphic Industry by taking on small side projects… invitations, websites and various commercial items.

Forgiveness

September 17th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Forgiveness)

September 17th 2017 Bulletin Message, Fr. Floyd McKinney

“Forgive your neighbor’s injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven.” These words from the Book of Sirach remind us that forgiveness is a deep and necessary part of our spiritual tradition, handed down to us from our Jewish ancestors in faith. Jesus echoes this teaching when He gives us the “Our Father,” which tells us to pray, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

The Gospel from Matthew today is very strong. Jesus is so clear in His teaching to us: forgive everything from your heart! We are not allowed to hold on to anything against anybody. Rather, as Jesus teaches, we must go even further and help those who harm us and give to those who rob us. To follow Jesus is not easy and asks us to give ourselves completely to Him and to following Him. Christianity will never be a life of comfort, even though we may have comforts from time to time.

We can also ask ourselves today how we relate to those around us? Are we people who forgive others? Are we people who really seek to love and serve others? Do we seek to see Christ in others? Do we look for God’s will in our lives and in the lives others?

At the heart of the teachings of Jesus, at the heart of His own life, is this deep awareness of God’s presence in all creation and in all peoples. Even in the agony of Jesus and in the Cross, Jesus keeps His heart with love for others.

Today, we are invited to forgive and to follow Jesus once more in a way that gives witness to the glory of God. Let us walk the way of the Lord.

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PSR Classes Soon to Start

August 26th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on PSR Classes Soon to Start)

 

1st – 5th Grades

We are excited to announce that our Elementary School program will return to Wednesday after school (2:30-3:30), but we are still in great need to find subs and would SO LOVE finding an upbeat and fun musician for our program!  This could be a high-schooler, college student, or available adult. 

It is a MUST to get registration forms in before our first day (Sept.6) so that we know your child is permitted to walk over from the school. Find the Registration information along with a message from our Director of Religious Education, Michelle Smith-Puckett, at the Parish School of Religion Page. Forms can also be found at the back of either church or the church Hall.

 

Middle School and High School

There will be a mandatory parent meeting for grades 6-12 on Wed, Aug 30 following 6:30 mass at St. Michael parish hall. The first session of PSR for middle and high school students will be Sept. 6, beginning at 6:30 pm. Find the Registration form at the Parish School of Religion Page or at the back of either church or the church hall.

 

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Feast of the Assumption of Mary

August 13th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Feast of the Assumption of Mary)

Holy Day of Obligation-Tuesday, August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses for the Holy Day are Monday at 6:30pm at Girard, Tuesday at 7:00am at Girard, a!nd Tuesday at 5:30pm at Arma.

 

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