May 19, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

For the past seven weeks we have kept the Easter Candle here in the sanctuary, lighting it every time we have celebrated Mass.  The living flame of the Easter Candle reminded us that Christ is alive, that he rose from the dead just as the sun...

May 12, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

         This past Thursday, the Solemnity of the Ascension, we did a strange thing – we celebrated our Savior’s departure from earth.  He became man and was born on Christmas.  For thirty years he lived a hidden life in Nazareth, sharing the...

May 5, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

Following Christ is not complicated.  In fact, today Jesus reduces the essence of what it means to be his follower into one sentence.  This sentence is his New Commandment, a commandment that summarizes everything he has taught: “Love one anot...

April 28, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

All of us are here today because we love Jesus Christ and we want to follow him more and more closely.  In other words, there is still a gap between the kind of Catholic we would like to be, and the kind of Catholic we actually are.  We know t...

April 21, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

The fall of Adam and Eve came about as a result of their lack of trust in God – this was original sin.  As the Catechism explains (#397), “Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disob...

April 14, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

St. Peter shows amazing courage in today's First Reading, taken from his Pentecost sermon.  In that sermon, he preached the gospel to the Jewish leaders and residents of Jerusalem – the very same group of people who had conspired to condemn Je...

March 31, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,

            Christ is Risen!  He is Truly Risen!  From our parish family, I wish you and your families a blessed and joyous Easter Season.  As we are grateful for spring finally arriving after a long and difficult winter, we are grateful for G...

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