07/08/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Gospel this week tells us that Jesus came to his native place. They had known him since he was a child and they were not impressed. Maybe they remembered some of his mischief.. his teen years. Who knows? But we have to ask ourselves have we behaved in this way?…

07/01/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This week we celebrate Independence Day. Very often we in the western world take our freedoms for granted. In fact we can be quite complacent about them. We have the right to vote but we do not exercise it and then complain. We take it for granted. We have religious freedom…

06/24/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In 1886, Charles Lwanga lived in what is now Uganda. He worked as a page (a royal attendant) for the King there, and after colonization and evangelization, he converted to Christianity and was baptized a Catholic. The King became enraged when he heard of his conversion and demanded that Lwanga make…

06/17/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This year, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 17. There will be a special collection taken at Masses on June 16-17 to care for our infirmed and senior priests. The Fund for Diocesan Infirmed and Elderly Priests is a special way for the people of the Diocese of Joliet…

06/10/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last Monday June 4th was the anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood and I often wonder where the years have gone. I remember the twelve of us who walked from the college that morning to the small country Church of St Mary where over the years our ordinations…

06/03/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus reminds us that unless we eat his flesh and drink his blood we cannot have life. The life that Jesus give us challenges to go and share his love with others. Every month through Bags of Hope and Day…

05/27/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Some of our Eastern Church fathers saw the Trinity as an Infinite Dynamic Flow of energy and love. St. Cyril of Alexandria taught that all of creation was being taken back into this flow of eternal energy, almost as if we were a “Fourth Person” of the eternal love of the…

05/20/2018

Congratulations to Amanda Mohler, recipient of the Fr. John M. Sebahar Servant Leadership Award. This award will present $500 to Amanda for displaying outstanding Christian service to the parish and community. Amanda has volunteered in the Religious Education program throughout her high school career and is now one of our Catechists. She is also actively…

05/13/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Totus Tuus may seem a long way off but it is only a little over two months away. We as a parish have been involved for a number of years. Every Totus Tuus is different. Why? Because we have a different team and a mix of children. Every team brings a…

05/06/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, May is traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary and on this Sunday our first communicants will honor Mary by crowning her with a crown of flowers. We congratulate them and pray for them on their journey of Faith. It was Mary who said yes to the Angel Gabriel when she was…