Catholic Culture (Mar. 15, 2020)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, An early happy St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Days to everyone! This week we come up on two exciting celebrations, particularly for the Irish and Italian cultures, but here in the melting pot of America for everyone. Whether you’re having Irish Soda bread or Sfinge, this week may be…

Parish Mission

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A common challenge of today’s world, and one that is becoming increasingly problematic, is our short attention spans. I do not think anyone would deny that it seems like today we have much more trouble focusing and paying attention to something for an extended period of time. It’s easy…

Building Updates (Mar. 1, 2020)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past weekend you may have noticed a fairly conspicuous change to the front of the church: the family statue (which is now in the school) was replaced by our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph. Hopefully this does not come as a great surprise, as it has been part…

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…