Happy Pentecost

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Pentecost! On this beautiful day we celebrate that moment when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the first disciples. We celebrate that moment when the Holy Spirit descended like tongues of fire upon the disciples and gave them the courage and the strength to go out and…

Last Week of Easter (June 2, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today we find ourselves entering the last week of the Easter season. It’s hard to believe that six weeks have already passed, but more than that it’s hard to think back to Good Friday and Lent. I know for myself, I couldn’t wait to break the fast and indulge…

Future Developments (May 26, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A very big thank you to all of those who came out for our Town Hall Meetings this past Tuesday. Both turned into lively conversations about the future of the parish, and many good ideas arose which I will certainly bring to consultation with the Pastoral Council and Finance…

Happy Mother’s Day! (May 12, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Mother’s Day! To all mothers, grandmothers, Godmothers, spiritual mothers, we wish you a blessed day! Today we celebrate all the special women in our lives, those women who bring so much light and joy and beauty into our world. We celebrate the unique contribution of women to our…

Mystery (May 5, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Congratulations to all those boys and girls who received their First Communion yesterday! And we continue to pray for those who will receive this coming Saturday. It is certainly a special moment for all of them, but I also hope it is a powerful moment for all of us…

Easter Season (Apr. 28, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Easter! I hope everyone is still enjoying our celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection. We are so filled with joy that our feasting overflows into eight days, which we call the Octave of Easter. While God created the world in seven days, on the eighth Christ rose to recreate…

Happy Easter! (Apr. 21, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Regina Coeli, laetare, alleluia! Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia! Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia! Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia! Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia! For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia! Has risen, as he said, Alleluia! Pray for us to God, Alle- luia! We cry out with…

Holy Week (Apr. 14, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It’s hard to believe, but today we begin Holy Week with the Mass of Palm Sunday. As our Lenten journey draws to a close, we enter Jerusalem with Christ and walk with him through the moments which form the very heart of who we are as Christians. If any…