Blog - St. Martin's In the Desert

Pancake Day

Pancake Day, February 25, 2020

Pancake Day bv Ellen Castelow Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). […]

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The True Story of John Wick

The Wicks Organ Company started in the early 1900’s on the second floor of a jewelry and watch-making store in Highland, Illinois. The local Catholic priest had asked John Wick to study organ and become the church organist. Soon the parish wanted a new pipe organ to replace their aging reed organ, so John Wick, […]

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30th-Year Anniversary

…And a celebration of the new parking lot! Jeannie’s hot dogs provided chips and drink, we gave a tour of the church, and had story time for kids. What a great time!

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Pets Are A Blessing!

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Paving Project

We are so happy the paving of our parking lot is nearly complete!

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It’s Music To Our Ears

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