April 4, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

            Although we are experiencing extraordinary circumstances, we also have an extraordinary opportunity to grow in faith, as we enter Holy Week this year.  If you are able, I encourage you to make this week a time of retreat and prayer...

March 27, 2020

              As we wrap of our Lenten Series “Catholic Atheist,” even though our life’s circumstances are crazy difficult for so many of us at this time, there are also many blessings and opportunities for us to grow in faith.  As many of you know, we have been “live...

March 25, 2020

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well.  Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.  Heal those who are...

March 14, 2020

In this Lenten series, we’re looking at the disconnect between the faith we profess, and our words and actions; sometimes we betray our faith, and we speak or act like atheists.  Today we will talk about worry, which we recently dedicated an entire series talking about...

March 7, 2020

     We’ve been talking about the disconnect or gap between our faith and our life, and last week we spoke about truly believing, at the level of our inner being, our heart, our core identity, that the God we profess to believe truly loves us.  Today’s topic is th...

February 29, 2020

This weekend we begin a Lenten series which is all about the disconnect between what we believe and profess, and how we live and act.  Sometimes we say that we believe in God, but in our words, our actions, or our attitudes, we behave like atheists, who don’t really be...

February 22, 2020

Dear brother and sisters,

                This week we begin the 40 Days of Lent with Ash Wednesday (February 26).  Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 am and 12 noon.  Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes, led by Deacon Max, will be celebrated at 5 pm and 7 pm....

February 15, 2020

During the course of this series, we’ve been talking about how much harder love in action is, than merely loving in dreams – turning love from a noun into a verb.  Last week we looked into the idea that our acts of love don’t necessarily get rewarded, but they have a r...

February 8, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

            Love in action is much more demanding of us than love in our thoughts and dreams.  We can always be growing more to love others.  Like exercising, love in action only grows when it finds resistance and pushes forward.  In our cultu...

February 1, 2020

“Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams” (- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov).  We kick off a three-week series this weekend which is all about how difficult it is to “love in action” and not just in dreams, and how to grow in...

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