Laetare Sunday (Mar. 31, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend we celebrate Laetare Sunday. Taken from the introit, or first words, of the Mass “Laetare Jerusalem,” meaning “Rejoice, O Jerusalem,” we rejoice as we cross the half-way mark of Lent. The somber violet vestments are traded in for brighter rose to experience a moment of joyful expectation…

Almsgiving (Mar. 24, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In today’s Gospel Christ offers a very challenging image. He speaks of a person who has a fig tree that puts forth no fruit and decides that it should be cut down. His gardener convinces him to relent and give the tree another chance, but the first portion of…