Independence Day Weekend (July 7, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Independence Day weekend! This week we celebrated in a special way the founding moment of our nation. We think back to the sacrifices of the founding fathers and all those who fought to make America one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We celebrate…

One Year! (June 30, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It’s hard to believe, but as of June 29th it will be exactly one year since my arrival here at Notre Dame. Time flies when you’re having fun! If I may begin with a word of gratitude above all, as I have said so many times, it has been…

Corpus Christi (June 23, 2019)

If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion. -St. Maximilian Kolbe Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.…

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…