Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This weekend in the Gospel we hear one of the most important commandments to live by – “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Within our daily lives do we choose to do the same?

 As I get settled in here at St. John Paul II, I wanted to give a brief introduction of myself. I am the son of Larry and Marilyn Federico and have a younger brother, Ryan. I grew up at St. Stephen Parish (which is now St. Dominic’s) and am an alumnus of Nouvel Catholic Central High School. I have an undergraduate degree in accounting from SVSU and worked in the accounting industry for eight years prior to entering the seminary in the fall of 2013. I completed my seminary studies at Mundelein Seminary which is located just outside of Chicago.

 I am looking forward in to getting to know everyone at St. John Paul II and Christ the Good Shepherd. Besides being at both parishes, I will also be the chaplain at Nouvel High School. Please be sure to introduce yourself to me.

 Please keep Fr. Ron in your prayers while he is on sabbatical. Next weekend Fr. Bill Taylor will be celebrating mass with you as I will be at our linked parish, Christ the Good Shepherd.


God bless,
Fr. Matt