December 7, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

            If you missed last Sunday’s message as we kick off the Advent Season, we are dedicating an entire series on the virtue of hope.  Let me bring you up to speed: so often if we are honest, we as adults have a “get over it” mentality w...

November 30, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

             Christmas is the season of hope.  The season awakens in us the deepest desire of heart that life could be and should be better.  We hope we will get what we want for Christmas; we hope the season will be filled with cheer; we hope...

November 23, 2019

          This weekend’s Masses celebrate the very end of the Liturgical Year, and today we recognize that Jesus Christ is King of the Universe.  In today’s Gospel reading, from the story of the Crucifixion according to St. Luke, we hear about the “bad thief” and the “...

November 16, 2019

During the course of this series, we have been talking about taking responsibility for our hearts and souls, and for the mission of the Church.  Jesus mentions three personal disciplines or habits of disciples: prayer, fasting, and giving.  A few weeks ago, we spoke ab...

November 9, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

We have an ability to respond to God’s goodness and graciousness, and how we respond shapes our souls.  As disciples, we take responsibility both for the formation of our hearts and souls, and we take responsibility for the mission of the Chur...

November 2, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

            In this series, we have been talking about how we have an ability to respond to God’s goodness and grace, and how this enables us to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.  We take personal responsibility for our own souls, and we also...

October 26, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

      In this series we have been talking about our ability to respond to God’s goodness – how we respond to his goodness and graciousness forms and shapes our own souls.  Jesus mentions prayer, fasting, and giving as three basic disciplines o...

October 19, 2019

           In this series we are talking about how we can respond to God’s goodness and graciousness, both in the personal development and formation of our own souls, and by supporting the mission of the Church as disciples.  As we said last week, Jesus names three maj...

October 12, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

            Our responsibility as disciples of Christ is to move from passive consumerism, to active commitment: especially by our personal growth and bringing others to Christ.  In this series we will talk about this responsibility for growin...

October 5, 2019

Brothers and sisters,

            This is the fifth and final week of our series Breathing Room – the gap, the space, the margin between our current pace of life, and our limits.  We all have limits, and when we better understand our limits, we have space to love God an...

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