11/20/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, When I was reading last Sunday’s Gospel for the thirty-third Sunday in ordinary time I was reminded once again that we do not have a lasting kingdom here in this world. I was also reminded of the numerous New Year resolutions I have made to get rid of stuff….

11/13/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are into the last two weeks of ordinary time and then it’s the beginning of Advent. I am inviting you to try and read with us the book by Matthew Halbach Becoming a Parish of Mercy. I know the year of mercy is coming to an end but…

11/06/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Prayer to Mary, the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in Heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your Spouse; God the Son, who chose Mary as your Mother, in union with Mary we…

10/30/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This week we celebrate the Feast of all Saints and we commemorate the souls of the faithful departed. There are many traditions associated with these two days. As a child I remember my mother trying to visit as many churches as she could on all souls day. She would…

10/23/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, If you walk around stores or you listen to announcements you hear a lot about Halloween. Have you ever thought about what the word means. We use one of the words every time we pray the Our Father. We say Hallowed be your name. Hallowed or may your name…

10/16/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On the day of my installation as Pastor, Bishop Conlon said to me “now you need to build a rectory”. My reaction was not very positive as I had seen the figures and knew the amount of debt we had. But as I reflected on it I realized that…

10/02/2016

40 DAYS FOR LIFE Wednesday, September 28 – Sunday, November 6, 2016 The 40 Days for Life campaign is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program: Prayer and fasting, Peaceful vigil, and Community outreach. Volunteers are needed to pray at Abortion Clinics in the…

09/25/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This Sunday we begin the journey towards confirmation for some of our young people. The program for this year is slightly different. We are reminding them that our faith does not stop at the door of the church but involves other people particularly those who lives may not have…

09/18/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last weekend the first of our family centered faith formation classes began. It was good. The light house was a star attraction so different from the time machine of last year but a valuable tool in helping proclaim the gospel but like all tools it did not work the…

09/11/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It was nice on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning to see people sitting in their usual places. It was as if time had stood still but then I noticed some of the children and how they had grown and matured in one short month…. God help the parents…