From the Pastor

We are in the sixth Sunday of Easter.  If you remember the readings from Easter to Pentecost they focus on the early apostolic preaching of the Good News of salvation and the promises of Jesus to His disciples, especially His promise of the Holy Spirit. Today’s readings explain Who the Holy Spirit is, what His roles…

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Today we celebrate Mother’s Day, and I wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. I pray that the gracious Lord may continue to bless them and keep them in His loving care. This weekend at the end of every Mass we will do a special blessing for our mothers.  As we honor our mothers, let…

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This is the fourth week of Easter. The fourth Sunday of Easter is commonly known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” and is also known as The World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  The Church reminds us to pray and to encourage vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate and the consecrated life.  The readings today use the…

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Today we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy. The readings for this Sunday are about God’s mercy, the necessity for trusting Faith and the need for the forgiveness of sins.  Last year we celebrated the “Year of Mercy” as announced by the Holy Father, Pope Francis.  Though the Year of Mercy is over, the Holy Father…

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From the Pastor

“Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”  The death of Jesus had shaken the faith of the apostles; everything seemed over, all their certainties had crumbled and their hopes had died.  However, in the gloom of darkness and in the midst of uncertainty, something happened that changed…

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Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday; with this we begin Holy Week.  This is the beginning of an important week, which combines contrasting moments of glory and suffering; therefore, the Church invites us to spend this week prayerfully in order to understand Jesus’ suffering, to experience His pain, and to thank…

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We are moving into the fifth week of Lent.  The central theme for this week is Resurrection.  We can now see the progression in themes throughout Lent, from the thirst for living water through the desire to be healed of our spiritual blindness, and to our ultimate desire to share in eternal life with the risen…

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From the Pastor

We are presently in the fourth week of Lent.  Traditionally, the Fourth Sunday in Lent is known as Laetare Sunday, which means “rejoice.”  We are invited to rejoice because we will soon celebrate the Feast of Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus, which is the core and foundation of our faith.  The readings today remind us…

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From the Pastor

This weekend will be the  Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and next week,  with Ash Wednesday, we  will begin the season of  Lent. The readings today  invite us to avoid unnecessary worries by putting our  trust in the love and providence of a merciful and loving God, who loves us more than we can imagine….

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