February 26th 2017 – 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, Today’s Gospel reading invites us to reflect upon the questions: How do we know that God loves us? And what proof has God given us that we are loved? If we are honest, we have to acknowledge that love cannot be proven. Love can only be accepted. How do we know that God […]

February 19th 2017 – 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, Today’s reading from the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew can be very challenging for us. The first part of this passage speaks of the familiar, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. This is often misinterpreted to mean that if someone hurts you, you should […]

February 12th 2017 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, Last week most of us spent our times watching Super Bowl and, boy oh boy, what excitement that was! I was totally surprised by the win of the Patriots. Watching the game reinforced in me the idea of NEVER GIVING UP! Because of the Super Bowl Sunday, there were not many parishioners in […]

February 5th 2017 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, A story is told of a church that was destroyed during the 1995 Rwandan genocide. As the parish sought to rebuild itself, it began by rebuilding the church, which once stood at the heart of the community. Unable to provide electricity, however, and with a residual fear of further violence, the scattered community […]

January 29th 2017 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, Last Wednesday we have celebrated the Feast the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. The readings from the day described the work of the Church that we call mission. What is this work? Jesus identifies it in the Gospel as he sends the Apostles into the world to proclaim the Gospel to every […]