03/06/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Many times I have heard the words “now we can have closure” after a sentence is pronounced. Many times I ask the question is that true? For me closure comes when I find the ability to forgive, to let go and leave it to God. Take a look at…

02/28/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last week Deacon Tom spoke of those mountain top moments when we see a glimpse of the glory of God. Very often we would love to capture it and bottle it and not have to walk to the bottom of the mountain. Moses and the burning bush is one of those…

02/21/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I was in a Parish for a mission appeal many years ago on Mother’s Day weekend. A woman comes to me before the Saturday evening Mass and starts talking about her family. She tells me about her daughter. They have not spoken for many years. I asked what happened. She is…

02/14/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we listen to the gospel this weekend we find out a little more about how Jesus is tempted. When I first put the wolf in sheep’s clothing on the grounds, many people came to me and said Father that is not good. The reality is that evil often…

02/07/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Thank you for your generosity to the Annual Catholic Ministries appeal. Because of your generosity numerous projects were funded or helped and the parish benefited because we got back $ 9000.00. This was the money over and above our contribution. So we were able to spend $ 4500 .00…

01/31/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, You have no doubt watched some news reports, even quite recently, and wished you could have intervened to offer support to someone who is struggling, maybe even intervened to prevent a disaster. Jesus did in fact intervene frequently during his earthly life. A few examples include the man born blind, the…

01/24/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In today’s Gospel Jesus quotes from the prophet Isaiah and set out his mission statement of what he is about. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives…

01/17/2016

In the gospel today Mary makes a simple statement” They have no wine” She knew there was no store to run to. She knew the embarrassment and shame that would be caused to the bride and groom and their families when they ran out of wine. She knew her son. In that simple statement she…

01/10/2016

Today we celebrate the baptism of the Lord. In Baptism we have all become sons and daughters of God. Sometimes we forget that and we judge people, because of where they live or what they have or have not because of the color of their skin, their race or religion. Even for the apostles it…

01/03/2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Once again we stand at the gate of the New Year. Like all new things it has promise and hope, but is there hope for those resolutions that we make. Is there hope for peace in our world? I would say that there is more hope for peace in…