11/22/2015

Brothers and Sisters, This week we celebrate Thanksgiving and for many years I have joined friends in Kansas City Mo for the holiday. The first time I was there were 80 people… Yes! 80. Many of them were college kids or foreign students learning English and friends of the family who had nowhere else to…

11/15/2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I spoke last week of generosity: of that spirit of generosity that transforms not only your life but the lives of the people around you. I often think of an Kenyan sister I knew who worked in a small mission hospital in a place called Kobujoi in Nandi Kenya. Kobujoi was…

11/08/2015

The gospel today reminds me to remember the generosity of all those who have been part of my life’s journey. Generosity comes in many forms. It’s the poor widow who donates her all, the volunteer who spends time with her parish or some other project that needs help, it’s the smile on a face that says…

11/01/2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Come join us in celebrating the harvest by generously donating food to fill the local food pantries. Harvest Weekend is an ecumenical effort with local churches in our community. Please consider serving a few hours of your time. Volunteers are needed of Nov 14th to help load and transport food to Holy Family. Volunteers are needed on…

10/25/2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I was listening to the Gospel last Sunday and heard the antics of James and John and the reaction of the other disciples and I asked myself as I have often done “how has the Church survived”. On a human level if you look at the Apostles and some of the…

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…