10/18/2015

Friends, Today is Mission Sunday. Every year during October we are reminded of the Missionary work of the Church and the need to support missionaries working in all parts of our world . Jesus tells his disciples to go out to the whole world and to baptize in the name of the Father and of…

10/11/2015

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Every year we remember in a special way our Baptismal call to mission as we celebrate World Mission Sunday, this year on October 18. On this Sunday, we will gather at the Eucharist, as will Catholics throughout the world, in a spirit of love for…

10/04/2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We come to the final Mysteries of the Rosary, but not the end for the mission of Christ continues in our live for he tells us like he told the first disciples to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth. Through or prayers and actions we try…

09/27/2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ As we reflect on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosaries I am reminded of the amount of suffering that is part of our world today. Images come to mind of people fleeing from war and poverty and taking huge risks to try to get to safe- ty. All of…

09/20/2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The mysteries of light (the luminous mysteries) .were added to the Rosary by St John Paul II. As I pray them they flow from the Joyful Mysteries with ease. They shed light on the life of Christ. They are taken from the Gospels. They are the events of his…

09/13/2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Joyful mysteries of the rosary begin with the Annunciation. “The Angel Gabriel was sent to Nazareth to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph and the virgin’s name was Mary” You have a young woman probably preparing for an arranged marriage negotiated on her behalf by her…

09062015

A few weeks ago Mary Abbott sent me down memory lane by giving me an article entitled ‘The Trimmin’s on the Rosary’. The phrase will be easily recognized by anyone who grew up in Ireland and sometimes by Irish Americans. In most Irish catholic households when I was a child the rosary was part of…

08302015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I want to say thank you to all the people who by their hard work and presence made it such a special occasion. I want to thank Bishop Conlon who earlier in the week had laid his mother to rest and still came to be with us on this…

08232015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Vacation time for most kids is at an end. The Lazy days and the sleep-ins are over. The early mornings, the return to discipline of the early morning call from Mum or Dad, the homework and all that’s involved with going to school begins anew. Here in the parish…

08162015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The third Eucharistic prayer for various occasions has the theme “Jesus the Way to the Father”. In the preface what that means is taken up in the many reference to the scripture. “For by your Word you created the world”, in the reference to Jesus as the way the…