Posts by Fr. Rich

110 of 51 items

Thank you! 2020 golf tournament.

by Fr. Rich

Just wanted to say Thank You to the Golf Committee who ran an enjoyable and successful golf tournament last week. It was beautiful day, weatherwise, and a fun day golfing and even winning some prizes. Thank you to the Committee for an outstanding job, the Farda Family for the use of Hideaway Hills Golf Course […]

From “Living with Christ” It’s just not fair!

by Fr. Rich

From “Living with Christ” It’s just not fair! Like children who bemoan being denied something that has been afforded another, we all intermittently rail against God for not getting our just desserts. Why did this faithful, God-loving, and generous person get stuck with cancer, lose a job, or get rear-ended in traffic while another who […]

As people of faith, we are called to a higher existence.

by Fr. Rich

Forgiveness is the topic of the day. A nice word. A great gesture. What we are called to do? But also what can be so overwhelming to truly accomplish. September 11, 2001 is a day we cannot forget. It is a day that congers up feelings of retaliation and hate. It is a day that […]

Our motivation should be love and reconciliation.

by Fr. Rich

Whenever anything happens, it immediately becomes public. Social media, cell phone cameras all contribute to sharing with the world all that happens. Now everyone passes judgement on what they see. But no one really knows all that has happened. Jesus said go privately to the person that has hurt you. Then take one or two […]

Parish Picnic – Thank You!

by Fr. Rich

We had or parish picnic last week. For all those who attended, it was a great time. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus who came and helped set up the area. We were entertained by Joe Franzo our DJ and caller for some of the Bingo games. Everyone enjoyed the foods, hot dogs and […]

Do we judge by our own standards or by God’s?

by Fr. Rich

Do we judge by our own standards or by God’s? That is the question to Peter in today’s Gospel and to us. Fear dictates many of our responses in life, like the pandemic, racial issues, and even what we would like to do to help others. Fear is exclusive and causes us to shy away […]

Will you be that rock of faith from which others see and learn?

by Fr. Rich

“Who do you say I am?’ Jesus asked Peter in today’s Gospel. Peter answered with great authority: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” With that Jesus called Peter the “Rock” and said he would lead the Church. What would be your answer to that same question? Would you call Jesus YOUR […]

CONGRATULATIONS, RAFFLE WINNERS!

by Fr. Rich

Thank you to all who bought the raffle tickets this year. We were unable to run the Bazaar but we did what we could with the raffle tickets and food sales. It was really great that so many people came forward to purchase these tickets and buy some of the homemade foods. We didn’t make […]

When we offer our petition to the Lord. Demand or plea?

by Fr. Rich

When I read today’s Gospel about the Canaanite woman wanting Jesus to cure her daughter who was being tormented by a demon, I think about how I pray to Jesus. Do we pray to Jesus only when we want something? Or does our prayer start with the recognition that Jesus has already provided us with […]

THANK YOU

by Fr. Rich

THANK YOU to all the women and men who came out to make the pierogi and halupki for our Bazaar food sale. Despite social distancing and wearing masks, everyone had a good time and a lot of work was acomplished. Thank you for your support!