Posts by Fr. Rich

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Through prayer, Jesus is our companion on the journey of life.

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel, we read that after a long day of peaching and curing those who were sick, Jesus rose early the next day and went off to pray. His disciples found him and told him that everyone was looking for him. Why? Why were they looking for Jesus? For something they wanted? Why do […]

With what authority do you speak?

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel, it says that Jesus taught with authority and not like the scribes. Jesus’ teaching was always about others. We see His miracles for the sake of others, His uplifting and sometimes challenging teachings to bolster others’ faith and we witness to His sacrifice on the cross out of His love of others. […]

Ordinary Time – not so ordinary.

by Fr. Rich

In the Church’s liturgical calendar, we are in Ordinary Time, a six week period between Christmas and Lent. It can seem like a let down after celebrating the joyous birth of Our Savior. It could also feel like a rather blah time as we anticipate the sacrificial and repentant time of Lent. But ordinary time […]

“What are you looking for?”

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel, two of John’s disciples were following Jesus. Jesus stopped and asked them, “What are you looking for?” If Jesus was to ask you that question, what answer would you give? When we look for Jesus, what is it that we want to see or hear? Are we looking for Jesus to take […]

Don’t let an opportunity to be kind ever pass you by.

by Fr. Rich

We all like to be told, “Well done. Good job.” It’s even better to be told that you’re a really great person. Deep in our hearts, we all long to hear the words that Jesus heard as he broke through the waters of the Jordan at his Baptism: “You are my beloved child of whom […]

Thank you for making our Christmas celebrations beautiful.

by Fr. Rich

Even in the midst of a pandemic, so many came through to help prepare our Church for Christmas which made for a beautiful Christmas celebration. We couldn’t do all that we did in the past, but still everything was great. Thank You to all who prepared the Church, our volunteer cleaners and maintenance staff. Thank […]

Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year!

by Fr. Rich

I’m sure we’re all looking forward to a new year: one without covid, masking and social distancing. We would all like to see a country without racism and prejudices, without rioting, infighting and injustice. Maybe these will be our New Years resolutions. But let us start in the right place: FAITH. It is faith in […]

Feel the joy and peace of Christ. Merry Christmas!

by Fr. Rich

I just wish to extend to you and your loved ones greetings for a holy, blessed and joyous Christmas. We celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. In this unusual year where we have experienced a pandemic, mask wearing, social distancing, closing of businesses and a lot of isolation, we need some joy and […]

Rejoice and experience the joy of Jesus.

by Fr. Rich

Today we light the rose colored candle of JOY on our Advent wreath. It is Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. We await the coming of Jesus but already know He is here. So we rejoice. In the midst of a pandemic, do you feel the joy of Jesus in your life? The joy of Jesus’ […]