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…

08092015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, If you come to the weekday Masses, you will have heard me using the Eucharistic prayers for various occasions Every prayer has a different Theme so the preface for every prayer is different but the opening part of the four prayers are the same. 1. The Church on the…

07/12/2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I had a baptism by fire my first week here. The Totus Tuus camp began Sunday night I hosted the team Sunday night for dinner. Monday morning over 50 children were all over the place. They were beginning a journey of faith, that includes learning, praying and playing. They…

06/28/2015

Last summer as I was driving past a Baptist Church in the Boston area, I spotted a sign that read, “Faith is a gift, Believing is a journey” I am Karl Langsdorf, a priest of St Patrick’s Missionary Society (St Patrick Fathers). I was in Boston preaching Mission appeals for our Society. Since ordination I…

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Jesus says to the disciples in this weekend’s Gospel reading from Mark 4:26-34, “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the…