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Love one another as Jesus loves you.

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel, the steward is facing a crisis, mostly due to his dishonesty. But knowing the ways of the world, he solves his problems in such a way that everyone benefits, including himself. We all have problems and crisis in our lives. In the last couple of years, we all experienced the pandemic. Everything […]

Jesus’ words are always inspiring and filled with hope.

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel, we see the experience of a family suffering through the loss of one child, the resentment of another and the broken heart of the father. The interesting theme throughout this story is that the father had never given up hope. Forgiveness bring home the one son. A calm, humble, and loving spirit […]

Labor Day – be mindful how we help each other to survive!

by Fr. Rich

Labor Day should make us mindful of our interconnectedness; we need one another in order to survive. Consider how we are each called to contribute as well as how we benefit from the labor of others. Take that simple can of corn you bought at the market has thousands of people standing behind it: from […]

Move forward, great things await you.

by Fr. Rich

The end of the summer is here. Next week we will celebrate Labor Day, the beginning of school, and the start of our ‘regular’ routines that we have become accustomed to. Some view this sadly because the vacations are over and we’re going back to the old humdrum routines of the past. But maybe this […]

Experience The Lord’s Peace

by Fr. Rich

Back in seminary days, I read a small booklet that said that there is more religion and life decisions spoken about at the kitchen table. Did you ever wonder why there are so many social events that serve food here in the parish? Today we have our Annual Parish Picnic. And yes, there will be […]

Homecoming Bazaar – THANK YOU

by Fr. Rich

Just wanted to say THANK YOU to all who helped with the planning, running, opening and closing of this year’s Aannual Bazaar. As you know I was a bit under the weather and could not attend, but from what I saw on facebook and other pictures, it looks like everyone had a good time. Friday’s […]

Homecoming Bazaar

by Fr. Rich

So many people look at the Bazaar as simply a fund raiser for the parish. It is that. But it also much more. It brings a parish together as so many chip in to do the work of setting things up, preparing items and working the Bazaar. It’s an opportunity to rekindle old friendship as […]

In prayer we create a relationship with the Lord.

by Fr. Rich

Someone once said to me that he prays all the time. And I said, then I guess you don’t pray. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, he taught them to talk to God and then listen. You need some time for that, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy world. Otherwise interruptions […]

Spirit-driven Works

by Fr. Rich

It is so easy for us to get wrapped up in all the things we need to do and the things that need to be accomplished that we lose sight of what the most important thing is. Isn’t it possible that we can get too wrapped up in the cares of life? The highest priority […]

Who is our neighbor? What criteria would you use?

by Fr. Rich

There are a lot of questions in today’s Gospel. I like the one: “Who is my neighbor?” He seems to want Jesus to tell him who to like and who not to like. How would you answer the question of Who is our neighbor? What criteria would you use? Would any of the following influence […]