Purification (Nov. 11, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Losing an hour of sunlight this past week, it feels like winter is approaching all the more quickly. Thanksgiving is around the corner, and the Christmas decorations are already popping up in stores. In the Church though, before we begin to even think about Advent, we take a moment…

Stump the Priest (Nov. 4, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As a Church, in these past 50 years we have struggled in handing on our faith. As much as we try in our schools and religious education programs, it has been becoming harder and harder to help young people see the importance of faith and how it is a…

All Saints Day & All Souls Day Coming Up (Oct. 28, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I cannot thank you all enough for the blessing of last week’s Installation Mass. I think more than anything it is a testament to the spirit of this parish that so many would come out and celebrate as a community this new chapter of our history. It was beautiful…

Being a New Pastor (Oct. 21, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend I am honored to be installed as the 8th pastor here at Notre Dame Parish. It is exciting to officially accept this new position, especially after having gotten to know many of you over these past months and now feeling like I am becoming part of the…

Our Lady of the Rosary (Oct. 14, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past weekend, on October 7th, we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, a devotion that goes back to the 1500’s. Formerly known as Our Lady of Victory, the feast was first celebrated when our Blessed Mother delivered a great victory to the Christian armies of…

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel (Oct. 7, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As was announced, a week ago Thursday we held a town hall meeting in the Church to discuss the future of our parish. After some time of prayer, we had a great conversation about the strengths and weaknesses of the parish, and many parishioners shared ideas on how we…

Faith and Family (Sept. 30, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In today’s Gospel, Christ speaks in very challenging terms: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” Throughout the Gospels Christ always…

Coming Soon (Sept. 23, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As September draws to a close, I am excited to announce some upcoming events. On September 27th at 7:30PM, we will be holding a night of prayer and conversation in the Church. It will take the style of a town hall meeting, where I hope many people from all age…

Catholic Netflix (Sept. 16, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As September draws to a close, I am excited to announce some upcoming events. On September 27th at 7:30PM, we will be holding a night of prayer and conversation in the Church. It will take the style of a town hall meeting, where I hope many people from all age…

What can I do? (Sept. 9, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Since writing to you only a few weeks ago about the challenges facing the Church, things seem to have only become more disheartening. Like many of you, as I watch story after story arise of apparent corruption within the Church, I too often feel frustrated, saddened, and angry. Many…