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Pastor's Blog


Jesus' Ministry and Our Lenten Journey

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Dear Parishioners, Our 40 day Lenten journey began on Ash Wednesday with the ashes visible on our foreheads as we began to walk the road to Calvary with the Lord, ending it with the Passion, Death and Resurrection. The scripture readings on Ash Wednesday set the tone for our Lenten experience. The prophet Joel said "even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fa ...Read more

Ash Wednesday, St. Valentine and Sacrificial Love

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Dear Parishioners, There is a familiar hymn which begins: "They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love." On Wednesday, as we observe Ash Wednesday, as we leave the Church, they will know we are Christians by the ashes in the sign of the cross imposed upon our foreheads to the words: Remember you are dust and unto dust you will return." I don't know the ...Read more

Feast of the Lord, Feast of St. Blaise and Pray for Vocations

Sunday, February 04, 2018
Dear Parishioners, During this past week, as we entered into the last full week before Ash Wednesday, the Church celebrated two feasts of note, one a major one, the other a lesser one. The lesser one celebrated on Saturday commemorated the feast of Saint Blaise, a martyr of the early church. There is a legend that St. Blaise cured a young man who had a bone stuck in his throat, and this g ...Read more

Early Easter on the Calendar and My Thanks

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Dear Parishioners, The early dates of Easter (April 1) and Ash Wednesday (February 14) narrow the time between the completion of the Christmas season, the Nativity, the Baptism of the Lord and the Epiphany. The scripture readings during these short weeks have given us St. John and St. Marks insight to the Lord and the daily readings from the Old Testament and Book of Samuel have highlight ...Read more

Evangelization and Saints Timothy, Titus and Angela

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Dear Parishioners, On Friday the Church celebrates the feast day of Saints Timothy and Titus. These saints are known to us from the Acts of the Apostles, some letters addressed to them, and from mention of them in the other letters of St. Paul. Timothy was converted by St. Paul, along with his grandmother Lois. His mother was a Jewish Christian, and he became Paul's trusted associate ...Read more

The Study of Saint Mark’s Gospel

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Dear Parishioners, The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation was the second document approved by the Bishops of Vatican Two. Prior to the Council, there never seemed to be much emphasis placed on scripture, unlike many other religions which placed great emphasis on the Word of God. Sacred tradition and sacred Scripture form one sacred deposit of the word of God, and the bishops point ...Read more

Beatitudes or Friends of the Aged as the Old Year Passes

Sunday, January 07, 2018
Dear Parishioners, Cartoonists have always had fun depicting the passage of one year to the next. Father Time, representing the year about to end, is always pictured as an elderly man tired from his twelve months experience but greeting the infant who represents the new year about to begin. As we pause for a minute and contemplate the year that has now ended, I thought it might be good to ...Read more

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the New Year

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Dear Parishioners, The start of a new year brings with it our hopes and dreams, our expectations and our anticipations and we pray that God will give you all a very blessed and happy new year. As we celebrate the first day of the new year, we also celebrate the feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God. We pray that Mary, who watched over the Christ child, will watch over all of us as we, too, ad ...Read more

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 24, 2017
Dear Parishioners, Sunday completes the short Advent season as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent and quickly enter into the celebration of Christmas, the nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Christmas season is a unique time of the year. There is no other celebration during the year that is quite like it. It is a happy time that centers on God, love, friendliness, family and frie ...Read more

Third Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Dear Parishioners, Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent. Last week the prophet Isaiah introduced us to one who would be a voice crying out in the desert make straight the way of the Lord. That voice belonged to John the Baptist who was preaching a need for repentance to make straight the crooked ways for the Lord. This third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, the name taken  ...Read more