Posts by Fr. Rich

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Be a disciple of Jesus

by Fr. Rich

“Follow Me” Jesus said in today’s Gospel. Just like those at the time of Jesus, we all have excuses why we can’t do that now. Being a disciple of Jesus isn’t necessarily to learn about different things, but to live out our beliefs and the teachings of Jesus. Our excuses go from fear, lack of […]

Happy Father’s Day

by Fr. Rich

DAD This world has many heroes you’d know most of them by name. It’s apparent that they gave their best, and they deserve their fame. But among all of the heroes this world has ever had, there’s not one that I admire more than my dad. He’s more than just a hero, he never looks […]

God is here, present, active and powerful.

by Fr. Rich

Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Why is a Triune God so important to us. Maybe belief in a triune God changes everything for us. If our God is just a Deity out there who created the world, established some rules, and sat back until judgement day, then we’re all in a […]

The feast of God dwelling within us.

by Fr. Rich

The fifty days of Easter do not end with a whimper. Easter does not appear to go out quietly, according to the description in Acts. Easter comes to its fulfillment with “noise like a strong driving wind.” The noise fills the whole house where the disciples are gathered. The sound causes others to gather to […]

Remember those who sacrificed for our freedom.

by Fr. Rich

Memorial Day is an American Holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and […]

We are never too old to learn about our faith.

by Fr. Rich

This week, thirty one of our children will be confirmed. These children will be seen now as young adults in the Church, taking responsibility for their faith lives. It is too bad that some see this as their graduation from religion and now need to do no more. But in reality this is just their […]

Love asks the best from us, and brings out the best in us.

by Fr. Rich

A journalist, after watching Mother Teresa caring for a man with gangrene, remarked to her: “I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars.” Mother Teresa replied, “Neither would I… but I do it for love of God.” Jesus in today’s Gospel says to love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should […]

Happy Mother’s Day

by Fr. Rich

Let us take this time to wish all our Moms a Happy Mothers Day. For some it may just be memories of our Moms and all they did for us. For others, our Moms are still with us and we need to appreciate them. They brought us into this world; they nurture us with their […]

Come to Church and follow the Lord

by Fr. Rich

Early on during the pandemic, Churches were closed and people kept asking when will we get back to an open Church and Mass. We are back to an open Church and regular Mass schedule. In getting back, we have taken all kinds of precautions to keep people safe by sanitizing after every Mass. But I […]