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Be reminded of the needs of people

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel, we hear about the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000 with five loaves of bread and two fish. Every time I read that Gospel, it gets me to thinking. How many of those people brought food with them but didn’t tell anyone else? How many were just thinking of themselves? But then […]

Kingdom of Heaven

by Fr. Rich

We have been hearing about the Kingdom of Heaven these last few weeks. What is this Kingdom to you and can you recognize it in your life? The Gospel says if you find a treasure on the land or find a beautiful pearl, you sell what you can and buy that property to get that […]

“Living with Christ”

by Fr. Rich

This message is taken from “Living with Christ”. Like the psalms, we often wonder, “O Lord, why do the wicked prosper?” When injustice is rewarded by prosperity, we can begin to question God’s oversight of the world. Today’s Gospel gives two good reflections. First, we may not understand why someone sows weeds among the wheat, […]

Spiritual growth is difficult but not impossible

by Fr. Rich

Coming of age stories are as old as literature itself. From Odysseus to St. Augustine, from Tom Jones to Jane Eyre, from Celie to Harry Potter. This classic genre captures the struggles, turmoil and adventures young people experience as they mature and develop as human beings. Often these characters must come to grips with the […]

We are all children of our heavenly Father

by Fr. Rich

Jesus says in today’s Gospel,”Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” These words of Jesus tell us to trust in Him and He will carry the load, He will ease our burdens. But sometimes we take these words of Jesus and now say that we are […]

Independence Day Weekend

by Fr. Rich

This weekend is our Independence Day Weekend and usually a lot of picnics, parties and family gatherings are planned. Enjoy your festivities but please be careful. Masks and social distancing can put a damper on things, but you and your family’s health, safety and well being are more important. Enjoy and be careful.

June 28th, 2020

by Fr. Rich

When we think about Christianity, the prophets and disciples are always the first things that come to mind. Yet it was their persevering faith that led to the spread of Christianity amid difficult times. In today’s Gospel, we are told to put God above everyone and everything else. That’s a lofty challenge for us as […]

Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ

by Fr. Rich

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ. It is truly the feast of the Eucharist. At the Last Supper, Jesus said: “Do this in memory of Me.” Our Eucharist is a daily opportunity to live and retell what we are thankful for. For the word Eucharist means thanksgiving. Each celebration […]

June 10th, 2020

by olv18372

Thank you to all those who participated in our live masses this past week.  I think everybody will agree that it was a little odd sitting far apart with our masks on our faces but it was wonderful to see the church alive again with people and best of all to receive Holy Communion.  This […]

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

by Fr. Rich

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity: Father, Son and HolySpirit. We don’t need a theological explanation of what the Trinity is. But maybe we need to know that God as Trinity acts in our lives: Creating (Father), Redeeming (Son), and Sanctifying (Holy Spirit) each and every one of us. In today’s […]