Posts by Fr. Rich

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Merry Christmas

by Fr. Rich

Merry Christmas!   We celebrate the Birth of the Prince of Peace.  It is a day when it seem like all the world can let go of its hostilities, its problems and troubles and experience the peace of the new born Savior.   My prayer for you is that the peace we celebrate will enliven your hearts […]

Hot Days of Summer

by Fr. Rich

We complain in the winter, it’s too cold.  we complain in the summer, it’s too hot.  I think we just like to complain.  Jesus hears our complaints.  He hears our requests.  He hears our joys.  And he responds to what he hears.  Maybe a feeling of peace in one’s heart;  maybe an inspirational thought; maybe […]

Summer Months

by Fr. Rich

As I write this, school is about to finish for this year and the CCD (Religious Education) program has completed.  Unfortunately, that also seems to be the time when many of the children seem to disappear from Mass.  Many of those smiling faces, the hand slaps and the little hugs are not there every Sunday.  […]

NEW MASS SCHEDULE

by Fr. Rich

Starting the first weekend in June (June 3rd), we will implement our new Mass schedule.  The Saturday evening Mass will remain at 5:00 pm.   But the Sunday schedule will now be 8:30am  &  10:30 am.  We have reduced the number of Masses as the attendance had been dropping.   Our Church holds 700 people in the […]

Month of May

by Fr. Rich

This may has been a little different this year weather wise:  hot – cold – warm – and very rainy. But that’s just the weather and we adapt to whatever happens. But’s its also the month of Mary — Mother of Jesus, our Blessed Mother.  Every Friday in May (and then every First Friday of […]

SPRING

by Fr. Rich

Hopefully, Spring is here to stay and the days start getting warmer. With that, the flowers begin to bloom.  The trees turn green.  And our thoughts are to the great outdoors.  It’s a time of new life — new beginnings.  It is also a time of spiritual renewal.  As we change to our warm weather […]

HOLY WEEK

by Fr. Rich

We celebrate Palm Sunday this weekend.  It represents the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  And for us, it’s the beginning of Holy Week.  Holy Week is a vivid reminder of what Jesus has done for us.  He sacrificed himself for weach one of us.  He took on the sufferings of the cross for our […]