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Feast of the Ascension

by Fr. Rich

This past Thursday we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension. In Acts 1:9 it says Jesus “was lifted up, and a cloud took Him from their sight.” Then two angels addressed the apostles asking why they are just standing there looking at the sky. We lose things in our lives that are valuable to us. […]

Memorial Day Weekend

by Fr. Rich

This is Memorial Day Weekend. We would usually have a memorial service remembering and honoring our veterans. But due to covid-19, this service will not be held. But that doesn’t mean we cannot remember to honor our veterans. Since its first official observance on May 5, 1868, when it was called Declaration Day, it has […]

Jesus promises an Advocate (Holy Spirit) to those who believe in Him.

by Fr. Rich

This is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Do you believe that we have spent the entire Easter Season and half of our Lenten Journey at home away from church distancing ourselves from one another? In today’s Gospel, Jesus promises an Advocate (Holy Spirit) to those who believe in Him. This Holy Spirit is truly a […]

Happy Mother’s Day

by Fr. Rich

Mother’s day is all about celebrating the woman who raised you and shaped you as a person. From all the packed lunches with napkin notes, to the bandages and kisses after falling off your bike, to being the first to cry at your graduation – your Mom was there for it all. Happy Mother’s Day […]

Our Faith!

by Fr. Rich

How do we get around today: Google maps, navigation app on our phones, GPS in our cars? If you notice those are not much help today. We are quarantined at home. We’re with the same people day in and day out. No where else to go. Maybe the map we need has always been right […]

Sunday, May 3rd 2020

by Fr. Rich

The RCA company was one of the first to develop the phonograph, or, as they called it, the Victrola. Their logo was a dog sitting next to an old style speaker with his ear cocked and listening. It’s selling point was that the sound of their phonograph was so true to life that the dog […]

Sunday, April 26th 2020

by Fr. Rich

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus meets two of His disciples on the road to Emmaus. The destination isn’t all that important, but what happens on the journey is. Jesus listens to their problems, hurts and feelings. He makes them feel better about themselves and their situations. Even though they didn’t recognize that it was Jesus, […]

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY!

by Fr. Rich

The Biblical concept of mercy always involves help to those who are in need or distress. Such help covers a broad range, including God’s forgiveness of our sins. The Biblical definition of mercy translated for us today simply says that mercy is a personal characteristic of care for the needs of others. During this pandemic […]

Happy Easter

by Fr. Rich

Happy Easter! This seems like a greeting that doesn’t fit the occasion. However, this greeting is a perfect one for the occasion,. It’s a day to celebrate! Christ has Risen! He has defeated sin and death by coming back from the cross. What a victory! What a success! In the midst of the crisis facing […]

PALM SUNDAY MESSAGE

by Fr. Rich

The shelter-in-place order from Governor Wolf continues through the month of April. Our Bishop, along with so many other Bishops, have cancelled the Holy Week and Easter Masses and Services. All this is being done in the best interests of the people. It is there to help stop the spread ofthe corona virus and trying […]