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Pastor's Blog

Celebration of Saints' Feast Days at the End of the Liturgical Calendar

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Dear Parishioners, The brilliant and fast changing colors of Fall will soon be replaced by the leaves turning brown and falling to the earth to lie dormant until a new Spring with new life and new growth. The Church, too, is fast approaching the end of the liturgical year. This week we celebrate the Twenty-eighth week in Ordinary Time. This is all predicated by the da ...Read more

Summer Celebration of Some Significant Saints

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Dear Parishioners, During these hazy, lazy days of summer the Church pauses to celebrate the feast of some significant saints. Although her feast will not be celebrated publicly this year because it falls on Sunday, the 22nd of July is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, to whom was given the privilege of being the first to whom the risen Jesus appeared. The opening prayer ...Read more

The Feast of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Sunday, July 08, 2018
Dear Parishioners When St. Paul wrote his second letter to the people of Corinth he said: "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and constraints, for the sake of Christ, for when I am weak, then I am strong." No person lived out these words of St. Paul  ...Read more

The Feast of Saint Thomas

Sunday, July 01, 2018
Dear Parishioners June, with its graduations and socials following, always seem to pass by so quickly and we find ourselves once again in the month of July, July, the seventh month of the Julian calendar was named after the Roman general Julius Caesar. Prior to that time it was called Quintilis. Before we celebrate Independence Day on the fourth of July, the Church c ...Read more

The Feast of St. Anthony of Padua and Matthew's Gospel

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Dear Parishioners, The return to the Sunday liturgy of Ordinary Time (we celebrate the 10th Sunday in Ordinary time this week-end) also brings us back to the Sunday gospels from the Gospel of St. Matthew. The position of Matthew as the first of the four gospel writers in the New Testament reflects both the view that it was the first to be written, a view that goes back to ...Read more

Feast of Corpus Christi - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Sunday, June 03, 2018
Dear Parishioners, While the Church considers this liturgical time as Ordinary time, she seizes upon the opportunity, following Easter time, to celebrate the solemn feasts we have just completed, Pentecost and the Solemnity of the Trinity. Today she celebrates the third such feast, the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, more familiarly known as Corpus C ...Read more

The Mystery and Reality of The Holy Trinity

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Dear Parishioners, With the celebration of Pentecost over, the Church returns to Ordinary time. During the past few weeks we have celebrated the resurrection of Christ from the dead on Easter Sunday, his ascension into heaven and his return to the Father and last Sunday we celebrated the day on which he sent the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, commanding them to go f ...Read more

The Feast of Pentacost - Our Strength To Evangelize

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Dear Parishioners, Today the Church celebrates the great feast of Pentecost. Imagine what it must have been like for the apostles during those past ten days. The Master whom they had followed through the hills and valleys of Galilee, to whom they had been witness to his great miracles of healing and his preaching and teaching, had been away from them during those ominous  ...Read more

Saint Mark and His Gospel

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Dear Parishioners, On Wednesday we celebrate the feast of St. Mark. Mark, called John Mark in Acts and referred to as: "Mark my son" in 1 Peter, was a Hellenic Jew in the Jerusalem community and a cousin of Barnabas as St. Paul tells us in his letter to the Colossians. Mark is best known to us as the author of one of the four gospels. In fact, the oldest and shorte ...Read more

The Feast of Divine Mercy-This Second Sunday of Easter

Saturday, April 07, 2018
Dear Parishioners, October 5, 1938 a young religious by the name of Sr. Faustina (Helen Kowalski) died in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady in Cracow, Poland. She came from a very poor family that had struggled hard on their little farm during the terrible years of World War I. Sr. Faustina had only three years of very simple education. Hers were the h ...Read more