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,…

05/12/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In Britain and Ireland Mother’s Day is celebrated in March close to the feast of the Annunciation. In the USA its celebrated in May. Whenever we celebrate it its seen as an opportunity to say thanks or to give thanks for our mothers and especially for all they do and have…

05/05/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The year seems to be flying as we already have reached the month of May. In a few weeks the kids will be on summer vacation. Traditionally May has been the month dedicated to Mary the Mother of Jesus. Our first communion and confirmation children will crown Mary at the 10:00…

04/21/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia Jesus Christ is risen today. Yes the Lord is Risen. May this day be a day of faith and blessings for you and your families. Congratulations to all who received the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil. May your faith journey be an inspiration for all of us who…

04/14/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Jesus enters Jerusalem. He is welcomed as a King. His disciples are delighted. It is how they had envisioned it. Jesus knows how fickle the crowd is and that this is only temporary. In a few days they will be calling for his crucifixion. The way of the cross is the…

04/07/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Every Lent and Advent, I have asked people to think of others who are in need. In consultation with others I propose an organization or groups that could possibly benefit from our help. The Knights of Columbus proposed Operation care package as our proposed charity for Lent. We were a little…

03/31/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, How do we share in the very life and grace of God through Jesus Christ? The best way is through the Eucharist. The Greek definition of glory is “valuing something for its real substance.” What substance could be more real than the Eucharist? The body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus…

03/24/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the many things about our modern age is the loss of trust in so many of our institutions. There are two feasts which we celebrate within a week of each other that remind us of the greatness of trust and faith in God. The Feast of St Joseph we…