January 14th 2018 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, Last Friday’s readings were about persistence in prayer, and God’s response. In the First Book of Samuel -if you look at it – the people continue pressing until God gives them a king. It did not turn out so well for them, once they got what they wanted.  They had forgotten that God […]

January 7th 2018 – Feast of the Epiphany

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Dear Parishioners, There is a story about a parish children’s Christmas pageant from a few years ago. Everyone was selected for the variety of roles and the costumes were all prepared. There was lots of practice, but as is often the case when young children take the lead, one never knows exactly what to expect. […]

December 31st 2017 – Holy Family on Sunday

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Dear Parishioners, Each of our readings today gives us a glimpse into the complications of family life – and those glimpses let us know we are not alone in our trials and tribulations. From the earliest days of Israel’s history, God was interceding in the difficulties of relationships: commanding honor and respect of parents by […]

December 24th 2017 – 4th Sunday of Advent

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Dear Parishioners, What is faith? For many, perhaps, the word refers to those truths we profess when we recite the Creed. Those articles of belief are the faith. Faith has another meaning, however: a personal meaning. Faith is not merely mental acceptance of truths. Faith is also personal trust. The Creed itself indicates this in […]

December 17th 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Dear Parishioners, As we always do in the first part of Advent, today we encounter John the Baptist in the town of Bethany, near the Jordan. In John’s Gospel, the Baptist is being confronted by religious officials, priests and Levites who have come from Jerusalem to question him. He readily admits that he is not […]