09/15/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The gospel of the prodigal son/prodigal father is a great story of the mercy and forgiveness of God. We are all called to forgive but what of the angry pouting elder son. He still lives. I have seen and read of him/her many times. Firstly I have seen it in the…

09/08/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 40 Days of PRAYER & FASTING If we want to end abortion, the first thing we must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. September 26th to November 4th During each campaign, we call on people of faith in our community—and around the world—to fall…

09/01/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s readings are not really about moving up the social ladder to a “higher place at the table.” It’s really all about humility. Not the kind of false humility we all practice from time to time, but the real humility of knowing that every human being is created in the image…

08/25/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday night the confirmation class have their retreat. Penny Giunta and the Catechists in the family centered faith formation and Kathy Roberts and her team in the confirmation classes have worked hard with them throughout the years to give them an understanding of what it means to be a catholic…

08/18/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Being a follower of Christ can often lead to difference and conflict and sometimes suffering. Our values are often frowned on by Governments and leaders. That is very evident when we talk about being pro-life, or in our struggle to bring about peace rather than war. These are two examples of…

08/11/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Many of the children of the parish will be heading back to school (some reluctantly) within the next few days. Some of their older siblings have already headed for college. For all of them and for the parents it is the end of summer, the end of late nights and the…

08/04/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please Pray for the Success of the CMAA A big thank you to our parishioners who have already pledged their support to the 2019 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA). Please continue to fulfill your pledges, as we are counting on your commitment. If you have not yet made a gift, please…

07/07/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The late 19th and 20th centuries were a time of extraordinary missionary activity. Many new Missionary Societies were formed, and huge efforts were made to go into all areas of the world to proclaim the good news. Equally missionaries were jailed and expelled from countries as anti-Christian governments came to power….

06/30/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Athanasian Creed, developed in the sixth century, explicitly states the equality of the Trinity. “We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity. Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit,…

06/16/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity I place this verse from St Patrick’s Breast Plate before you as a thought for the day. “I bind unto myself the name, the strong name of the Trinity by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in Three,…