Welcome to the Desert
February 23rd, 2024
Feb. 18, 2024The 40 days that Christ spent in the desert is the model for our Christian Lent. So is the 40 days of the story of Noah and the flood, which our second reading today tells us is a foresha...
Healthy Families Foster Healthy Society
February 16th, 2024
Feb. 11, 2024Today is World Marriage Day. Christopher West, one of the leading teachers of the Theology of the Body, has commented that as the family goes, so goes society, and as marriage goes, so go...
Anointing of the Sick Set for Feb. 11
February 10th, 2024
Feb. 4, 2024Next Sunday, Feb. 11, is the World Day of the Sick. One of the most important parts of Jesus’ ministry was that of healing. In an era where there was little knowledge of healing, people wh...
The Presentation of the Lord
February 3rd, 2024
Jan. 28, 2024This Friday, Feb. 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple to present Him to God and to fulfill the purification rites for Jesus a...
Learn to Share Your Faith Story
January 27th, 2024
Jan. 21, 2024Last week I began talking to you about an opportunity offered for everyone from the With One Heart program. It is called Parish Missionary Disciples and is intended to help individuals t...
Called to Follow
January 20th, 2024
Jan. 14, 2024The Gospel for this Sunday is the account of the day after Jesus was baptized. John the Baptist was standing by the river Jordan talking to two of his disciples. Jesus walked by, and John...
O Star of Wonder, Star of Night
January 12th, 2024
Jan. 7, 2024This Sunday, the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, officially concludes the Christmas season. Tomorrow, the Church begins Ordinary Time with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. In the E...
Families Need Not Be Perfect to Be Holy
January 6th, 2024
Dec. 31, 2023The Sunday between Christmas and the Solemnity of Mary (Jan. 1) is the Feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. This is obviously a time when the Church wants us to reflect on t...
Our Christmas Celebration Begins
December 29th, 2023
Dec. 24, 2023The Fourth Sunday of AdventThe Gospel reading for this last Sunday of Advent, is the story of the Annunciation by the Angel Gabriel to Mary. This is the most read Bibe story in the Missal...
Rejoice in the Lord
December 22nd, 2023
Dec. 17, 2023This Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, is Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means joy, and the readings and prayers for this day focus on the joy we experience because of the coming of Jesus. J...
Prepare the Way of the Lord
December 16th, 2023
Dec. 10, 2023The two great images of Advent are St. John the Baptist and the Blessed Mother. In our first reading today, we hear Isaiah speaking of the one who would be a voice crying out, “In the des...
Advent Begins—Happy New Year
December 8th, 2023
Dec. 3, 2023Today the Church begins a new Liturgical Calendar. As has been noted in previous bulletins, the Church’s calendar differs from the standard calendar, because its primary purpose is to tell...