July 3, 2015 | Pastor's Corner
This weekend we celebrate the many freedoms we have come to enjoy in this country. One of those most cherished freedoms is the freedom to practice our faith.
January 25, 2015 | Pastor's Corner
In the beginning of the Gospel of John, Jesus invites his first followers to become his disciples with these words: “Come and See.” By this invitation Jesus invites us all to discern our vocation as his disciples. This year Pope Francis has called for 2015 to be a year focusing on the “Consecrated Life,” the ancient and ongoing practice of members of the church to dedicate themselves exclusively to God and spreading the Gospel through the “religious” or “consecrated” life by living a life through the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and following a particular rule of life of one of the saints.
January 18, 2015 | Pastor's Corner
This weekend our liturgy turns to Ordinary Time. This is the time between Christmas and Lent. In a few short weeks we will move into Lent and our preparation for Easter. The cycle of time and of our lives continues.
January 11, 2015 | Pastor's Corner
While the world has moved well past Christmas, we the Church still celebrates Christmas today. Christmas time ends with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospel tells us of Jesus’ baptism by his cousin, John the Baptist. From the heavens a voice is heard to say: “This is my beloved Son.” This is another of our celebrations of manifestation which Christmas is all about. During the Christmas Season the Church celebrates the many ways Jesus has appeared to us as God.
January 4, 2015 | Pastor's Corner
This weekend our Christmas celebration continues with the Feast of the Epiphany which has commonly been known as “Little Christmas.” In some Christian faith traditions the Feast of the Epiphany is a more solemn feast than Christmas.