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Pastor’s Post

What do we have to offer?

by Fr. Rich

After reading today’s second reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, I ask all of us: What do we have to offer? We should never think that what we have to offer is insignificant. We should never think our part is too little. We should never reduce ourselves to a simple number. The Body […]

Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary.

by Fr. Rich

We have begun Ordinary Time in the Church’s liturgical year. It starts now until the start of Lent and again after Easter until Advent. During this time, the prayers and readings have us accompany Jesus in his public ministry. We hear of His healings, His signs and miracles, and His all important teachings so that […]

Christmas Thank You

by Fr. Rich

It’s been an unusual Christmas this past year. Covid and its variants, disrupted our routines, masking and other things have put a scare into our celebrations and lives. Despite all this, our Christmas collection amounted to $16,827.00. Thank You for your generous support and all you give and do for your parish. God Bless You!

Be not afraid to profess our beliefs.

by Fr. Rich

With Jesus’ Baptism, we hear God speak this is my beloved, listen to him. It began the public ministry of Jesus, his teachings, miracles, parables and all that he was about. Our baptism is more than a ritual or a time for a party or family gathering. It is our being called to be a […]

Happy New Year!

by Fr. Rich

A New Year has begun: 2022. Here’s where we look back at the old year and make resolutions for the new. But what do we see when we review last year? Usually we see the difficult times, the hurtful experiences and the bad situations. Then we try to fix them or change them or avoid […]

Merry Christmas!

by Fr. Rich

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! This is the greeting I share with anyone I meet at this time of year. It’s not meant to be an affront to anyone else’s beliefs. But it is my way of sharing with someone that special gift, feeling, and enjoyable presence of Jesus in my life. Sharing happy holidays is […]

Make Christ’s peace a reality in our lives.

by Fr. Rich

It’s the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas is at the end of the week. What do we celebrate? Do we forget these last few days of Advent and celebrate Christmas? Maybe we celebrate both: Advent and Christmas! Sometimes the preparations we put into our activities is more of a celebration than the actual event. […]

The Birth of Christ is the peace that we seek.

by Fr. Rich

Advent is a time of waiting, anticipation and preparing for the Birth of Christ. In the midst of this season, we all lead different lives that take us in all directions. Some of these are family oriented activities; some are individual aspirations; and some may be sickness or unusual or unexpected problems. But we continue […]

Advent – a time of hospitality!

by Fr. Rich

Scripture is filled with anxious moments when doubt, uncertainty, and fear preceded great events. The prophets Moses, Abraham, Mary, and the Apostles – all felt a little uncertain as they waited and prepared for God’s Plan to come to fruition. As one scholar observed, every time you hear “Do not fear” in Scripture, there’s something […]

Prayer: A gift of grace

by Fr. Rich

Be vigilant at all times. Today’s Gospel reading from the Gospel of Luke foretells the days when humankind will be witness to many inexplicable signs, both from the sky and here on earth. But even though the events of these days will be unlike any we have ever witnessed, we are to stand tall, ever […]