Lent Preparation (Feb. 23, 2020)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It’s hard to believe, but Lent begins in only a few days on Ash Wednesday. We usher in this austere but beautiful time of the year with those challenging words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We recall that we are living for something…

Parish School (Feb. 2, 2020)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In our parish school, we just finished our celebration of Catholic Schools Week. It was a great week filled with a lot of fun. Just to share some of the highlights: Monday was student appreciation day, with free pizza and a book fair; Tuesday was a choral assembly and…

Life (Jan. 26, 2020)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past week we solemnly remembered two very different moments in our nation’s history. On Monday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Day, a day to commemorate the incredible work of Dr. King and so many others in advancing the civil rights of all people. On Wednesday, we commemorated a…

O Antiphons (Dec. 15, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Gaudete Sunday! Today the Church replaces the somber violet with rose vestments to celebrate the nearing of Christmas and the approaching end of our solemn preparations. Gaudete, translated from the Latin as “rejoice,” comes from the entrance antiphon of today’s Mass: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I…