Posts by Fr. Rich

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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 […]

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven.

by Fr. Rich

Today we celebrate this Feast in honor of the Blessed Mother: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. Every time we celebrate a Feast of Mary or are reminded of her faith by one of her titles, I think of her Magnificat which is today’s Gospel. “My soul proclaims the greatness of the […]

Homecoming Bazaar – THANK YOU!

by Fr. Rich

HOMECOMING BAZAAR – MINI-FESTIVAL was held last weekend. It was quite different from past bazaars due to the pandemic, its effects and after effects. But despite that, all was a success. THANK YOU to those who organized this parish event. Denise & Shawn Brosnan, our general chairpersons; Rocco & Gio Stigliano, food chairpersons and cooks; […]

Share the kindness, joy and happiness of the Lord.

by Fr. Rich

In the opening verse of today’s Gospel, the Jews were complaining about Jesus. They didn’t seem to like what Jesus was saying. They didn’t want to accept who He was. We all do our fair share of complaining, and sometimes with good reason. We complain about the weather a great deal. We complain about all […]

Beyond The Things Of This World

by Fr. Rich

People “hunger” for so many things in life. Some hunger for perfection, societal status, or even financial stability. Some hunger for excessive amounts of almost anything. Some hunger for only the delicacies and luxuries in life. Some hunger for so much food, just look around you and see this. Any of these “hungers” will satisfy […]