Posts from 2020

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Thanksgiving pantry and food distribution – Thank You!

by Fr. Rich

Just wish to express my thanks to all who donated for our Thanksgiving pantry and food distribution. So many of you donated turkeys; others donated food items; Cub Scout Pack #85 canvassed the area and collected over six hundred nonperishable items for the pantry; and some of you donated money to help needy families. To […]

A Simple Formula To Receive God’s Mercey

by Fr. Rich

The accent on the corporal works of mercy is “mercy.” Feeding the hungry may mean listening to someone to whom no one listens. Giving drink to the thirsty may include offering kind words or praise to those who rarely hear anything positive. Welcoming the stranger often involves countering prejudice with an openness to all God’s […]

Use your talents to give glory to God and to benefit His creation.

by Fr. Rich

What are the talents that Jesus speaks of in the Gospel parable. Maybe those talents are the gifts, graces and abilities that God has given to each of us. One of those abilities is to preach the Word of God. In the Gospel parable, different people received different amounts of talents. As priest and pastor, […]

“Stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

by Fr. Rich

Imagine being given $86,400 for one day. But by the end of the day, the is money is gone. So you have to spend the whole amount each day. What would you do? What would you spend it on? We may not get the money each day, but we do get its equivalent in time. […]

All Saints Day. What is a Saint?

by Fr. Rich

Today we celebrate All Saints Day. What is a Saint? How do you become one? The Church has its own process of canonization: looking at the life of the individual, recognizing miracles in their name and other procedures. But in the eyes of God, what is a saint? I can’t speak for God, but I […]

Look at each other through the lens of God.

by Fr. Rich

Whenever you ask a group of little children questions about Jesus or faith, or what does God want us to do, their answers always come down to ‘love.’ Maybe, in their own simple ways, they have the right answer. Because in today’s Gospel when Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment, that was His answer: […]

Strive to make His presence felt through our lives.

by Fr. Rich

Jesus’ response to the Pharisee’s attempted trap was priceless: ‘Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar; but give to God what belongs to God.’ We’re all good at giving to Caesar – pay taxes, cover our bills, fix the property, care for what we own. But how good are we at giving to God? Do […]

Kingdom of God and the Lord’s invitation to enter.

by Fr. Rich

Today’s Gospel is the third parable speaking about the Kingdom of God and the Lord’s invitation to enter. We are told today that we are invited to the Banquet. Maybe that banquet is the Eucharist; maybe the banquet is the Church. Jesus tells us these three stories making the same point because it is a […]

Pray the Rosary – Be inspired in faith – Love one another!

by Fr. Rich

As we begin the month of October, let us reflect on our Blessed Mother for this is the Month of the Rosary. The world and our ways of living have changed drastically these past few months. We’re in the midst of a pandemic with social distancing and the fear of getting sick. We’re seeing people […]

Promises Made – Promises Broken?

by Fr. Rich

How many of us do what the two sons in today’s Gospel did? We say we will do something and then don’t. Or we say no, then have pangs of conscience, and go and fulfill the task. How many times have we done this with our faith? I’m going to get to Mass; I’m going […]