05/15/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A few weeks ago I got a request from the daughter of friends of mine. Would I please say a Mass in her sister’s house? I asked what the occasion is. She told me her parents were too frail to be able to go to their youngest grandchild’s first…

05/08/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Friday 29th of April we had our first dinner dance. It was fun standing in the entrance area of the Golf club, watching people coming in. Some were very recognizable and others were so spruced up that I had to take a second look. Thanks to our committee…

05/01/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, During the month of May we honor Mary under her various titles. On the south wall of the Church we have a shrine to the Mother of God and the image of our Lady of Guadalupe. I have been gathering in my office other images of Mary approved by…

04/24/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, On the weekend of April 30th/ May 1st we will celebrate the First Communions of around forty children from the parish. There will be a number receiving at all the Masses. At Baptism their parents promised to bring them up in the faith and to be the first teachers of the…

04/17/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, When I was growing up my home parish in this time after Easter held its forty hours adoration. In fact most parishes in the city had a similar devotion. It was in fact a form of perpetual adoration but not continuously in one place.. During the year we would…

04/10/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Three times Peter denied Jesus and three times Jesus asks Peter does he love him. Constantly in the Gospels we are reminded of God’s love for his people and Jesus reminds us “By this shall all know that you are my disciples if you love one another”. In the…

04/03/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In my parent’s bedroom when I was growing up there was a large statue of the Sacred Heart. I believe it had been the gift of a protestant friend of my father. It is still in the house. My brother had it restored when he rebuilt the house. Every…

03/27/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Easter to you and your Families! One of my favorite places as a child was the home of my mother’s uncle Jim. It had originally been a one story thatched cottage but sometime in the fifties it had been slated and pebble dashed. At one gable where the…

03/20/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) and we begin the Journey with Jesus to Calvary. The Crowds are ecstatic as he enters Jerusalem. They cut branches and they lay down cloaks and they probably threw flowers and coins. It was a ticker tape parade. As far as they were concerned their king had…

03/13/2016

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, This week we celebrate two Feasts St Patrick and St Joseph. The Irish celebrated the feast of St Patrick wherever they went and now it has become a worldwide festival and somehow St Joseph seems to get lost in the festivities for St Patrick. What do you know of…