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…

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…