Posts from 2021

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Live a life based on the words and actions of Jesus.

by Fr. Rich

Jesus said to the rich young man who wanted a guarantee to eternal life to sell what you have, give it to the poor, and then come and follow me. What does it mean to follow Jesus? Simply put it is to live a life based on the words and actions of Jesus. In the […]

Maybe yes? Maybe no?

by Fr. Rich

The rich, young man in the Gospel wanted a guarantee to get into heaven. He followed the Commandments and lived a good life. Jesus said get rid of all your riches and then come follow me. The young man couldn’t do it. Do you think you can give up all your possessions and follow Jesus? […]

“Respect Life” is more than just a catchphrase.

by Fr. Rich

Today is Respect Life Sunday. “Respect Life” is more than just a catchphrase. It needs to be a way of living. Respect life. Not just in the womb, but everywhere, at every time, in all circumstances — within our families, our communities, our schools, and the places we work and do business. It means treating […]

Standing on God’s side.

by Fr. Rich

At the height of Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was asked to lead a large gathering of Union forces in a prayer to God that He might be on their side. Lincoln stood up and said: “Sir, I am not really concerned about whether God is on our side. I am very concerned whether we are […]

Is God asking you to be his messenger to someone today?

by Fr. Rich

Mark had just gotten off a commuter train when an older woman asked for directions. She was supposed to meet a friend who was taking a particular bus to a particular spot near the train station. She had some trouble with the English language, and the instructions from her friend were not great. Mark walked […]

Start of a new school year and our CCD Classes.

by Fr. Rich

Today we invite the children together to start off a new school year and our CCD Classes. Do you know what the letters CCD stand for? It means Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. A mouthful to say religion classes. Our children, who don’t attend Catholic School, attend these classes once a week over the course of […]

Happy Labor Day!

by Fr. Rich

In 1981, Saint Pope John Paul II wrote an encyclical entitled “On Human Labor.” “Work is a good thing for man – a good thing for his humanity – because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also achieves fulfillment as a human being and indeed, in […]

Recognize the blessings that we have been given.

by Fr. Rich

The Pharisees let their habit of hand washing over shadow Jesus’ word to love one another. We have habits too that at times overtake our lives. Some of us might have the habit of comfort, the habit of least resistance. At the end of our work we plop down in front of the television set […]

THANK YOU! – Annual Parish Picnic

by Fr. Rich

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Last Sunday was our Annual Parish Picnic. The rain came down, but that didn’t dampened anyone’s spirits. (See the pictures on our Facebook page.) Everyone had a good time: playing games, listening to the music and entertainment, and enjoying some delicious foods. I just want to express my THANKS […]

Look to the Lord

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel, Jesus offers us a choice of whether to believe in and follow him or to go our own separate ways. Some could not handle the teachings of Jesus and left. Peter said, Lord, you have the words of eternal life. There is no other way to go. What is our choice? Do […]