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Pastor’s Post

Happy Easter!

by Fr. Rich

Today’s celebration of Easter is one of great joy, happiness and peace. Jesus is Risen! He has come back to life. My prayer and greeting for you is that you share in His joy and peace. As Jesus came back to life, we come to experience new life – refreshed in spirit, forgiven of our […]

What does “forgiveness” feel like?

by Fr. Rich

What does “forgiveness” feel like? At some time in our life, we have sought and been forgiven of a wrong we have committed. What did that experience mean to you? Can you put it in the frame of today’s Gospel? This woman is dragged in front of Jesus and surrounded by all these accusers. I’m […]

Rejoice Sunday

by Fr. Rich

It’s Laetare Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. What do we have to rejoice about. Maybe a gift received, or a favor done, or a compliment paid. These are all nice and for awhile will bring a sense of happiness. But if you want to rejoice in receiving something, it needs to be more. Maybe today’s Gospel […]

Lent: A time to deepen our contact with the Lord.

by Fr. Rich

Today’s Gospel tells of the unproductive fig tree which the owner wants to cut down and get rid of. That fig tree can represent for us people in our lives who don’t meet up to our personal standards and so we cut them out of our lives. In the Gospel, the gardener asks for a […]

Share all that Jesus has given us.

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel about the Transfiguration, we see Jesus in a dazzling brightness and the appearance of Moses and Elijah. Peter, James and John are so moved, excited and exhilarated, that they want to stay and build booths for all. In the greatness and joy of the moment, they forgot why they were called as […]

How do we respond to temptation?

by Fr. Rich

We are faced with temptations every day. This week’s Gospel tells us about the temptations Jesus faced in the desert while He was preparing to face crucifixion. Change a rock into bread. Enjoy. Nobody will know. Or maybe change the price tag, don’t worry about the excess change you received, or the item missed in […]

Be renewed in faith

by Fr. Rich

Each of us need a spiritual uplift in our lives periodically. It’s so easy to get down on ourselves due to various events and circumstances in our lives. Lent, which begins this Wednesday, can be that spiritual uplift in our lives. It may seem odd to call a time of sacrifice and fasting as a […]

Birthday Wishes – Thank You!

by Fr. Rich

I just wanted to say a very special Thank You for all your birthday wishes, gifts and cards as I celebrated my seventieth birthday. Your thoughtfulness and kindness made it a very special day despite the physical difficulties I am experiencing. God Bless You!

Let The Heart Give

by Fr. Rich

Is it possible to live the teachings of Jesus we read in today’s Gospel? Jesus really went for it with his Sermon on the Plain – – love the people who are hardest to love, pray for people you don’t like, give things away, don’t ask for them back, let people take things, don’t ask […]