From the Pastor

We are in the third week of the Season of Lent. The readings today speak of God’s mercy and compassion. God is good, and His mercy is always there for us, but at the same time we need to understand, accept and cooperate with Him. Saint Augustine said it beautifully: “God created us without us, but…

Read More

From the Pastor

We begin the holy season of Lent with a reflection on the Temptation of Jesus in the wilderness.  The reason this story is associated with the beginning of Lent is to remind us that Jesus was fully human and fully divine. As human, Jesus was tempted, and as divine, He defeated temptation. The incident reminds…

Read More

From the Pastor

We begin the seventh week of Ordinary Time. The readings for this Sunday describe the power of forgiveness and the choices we make. The right choices lead us to God, and the wrong choices break our relationship with Him, as they lead us away from Him. So, it is left to us to decide what…

Read More

From the Pastor

We begin the sixth week of Ordinary Time. The readings this Sunday describe that true happiness, or beatitude, is found in our awareness of who we are and what we are supposed to be. The readings remind us that we are all children of God, and that we will be happy in this world and…

Read More

From the Pastor

Last week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week.  It was wonderful to see our school children assisting at Mass.  The theme for this year was “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”  The theme beautifully encompasses the core products and values that can be found in Catholic schools across the country.  In Catholic schools, we not only…

Read More

From the Pastor

Two weeks ago, on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, I shared my plans for our parish community for the year 2019 with you. It was well received, and I received several requests to print my homily in the bulletin. I am pleased to share with you a part of my homily. As…

Read More

From the Pastor

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. This Feast brings us to the end of the Christmas season and begins the liturgical season known as “ordinary time.” In the first reading God calls Isaiah to proclaim His mercy to the people. The reading beautifully describes of the goodness of God. The…

Read More

From the Pastor

I wish you all a Happy New Year! May the year 2019 bring you and your family many blessings and much happiness. The year 2018 had many great blessings. We fixed our leaking roof. The church is now beautiful inside and out, especially after we repaired the leaks in the roof and the damage caused…

Read More

From the Pastor

The Second Sunday of Advent challenges us to prepare our hearts for Jesus. We should also be prepared for Christ’s daily coming into our lives in the Holy Eucharist, in the Holy Bible and in the praying community. Finally, we are asked to be ready to meet Jesus as our Judge at His Second Coming,…

Read More

From the Pastor

Today, the Church begins the important and holy season of Advent.  The most familiar symbol during the season of Advent is the Advent wreath.  Few of us, however, realize the many dimensions of the tradition of the Advent wreath.  Anselm Grun, in his book, A Time of Fulfillment: Spiritual Reflections for Advent and Christmas, gives…

Read More