Faith Formation Update 4.7.19

Faith Formation Grades 1-6 We are on our last two weeks of classes! Please make sure your child takes their books home on May 5th and 8th. Our final gathering for both Wednesday and Sunday classes will be a “ Growing in the Spirit; A Family Celebration” May 19th from 9 -10 AM. There will

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Pastor’s Desk 4.7.19

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: “Spring Cleaning” March 20th was the first day of spring, although with all the rain and cold weather, you may not have noticed. Traditionally, spring is a time to throw open the windows and clean out all we have stored and accumulated over these many cold and wet months. We easily

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Pastor’s Desk 3.31.19

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: “Bless me Father for I have sinned” When was the last time you said those words? This week you will have an excellent opportunity to do just that. This Thursday evening [April 4th] starting at 7pm we will have our ’Lenten Confessions”. Three priests will be available. Each confession ‘station’ will

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Pastor’s Desk 3.24.19

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: MID-WAY   No, not the WWII battle or the Aircraft Carrier. You are mid-way through Lent. How is it going? Have you been able to maintain your Lenten resolutions? I find myself doing a series of ‘re-starts’. I think God is okay with that. We do the best we can. But

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Pastor’s Desk 3.16.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk Transfiguration This week we have the wonderful gospel of the Transfiguration of Jesus. For one brief  moment, his disciples are allowed to see what lies ahead for all that follow his way. We begin our own ‘transfiguration’ while still on earth, not so much achieving ‘glorified body’, but transforming our heart,

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Pastor’s Desk 3.9.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk “Where have all the Flowers gone?” You’ve heard me say that Lent was not my favorite time of the year. I am, by nature, a jovial person. I love to laugh and smile, to joke and jest. So, as a lad in the 1950’s these did not go well with the Season as

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Pastor’s Desk 3.2.19

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent – the time we change our lives for the better in preparation for the Most Holy of days – Easter. This raises a yearly question for each of us. What should I give up for Lent? Or, perhaps, what

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Pastor’s Desk 2.8.19

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… Like many of you I was shocked, horrified and sickened by the law passed in New York concerning abortions being performed right up to and including the day of full term birth. To me, no less than infanticide. When we have John the Baptist at six months in Elizabeth’s womb ‘leaping for joy’ as he

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Pastor’s Desk 02.03.19

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… The Golden Rule Most of us have heard what is called the ‘Golden Rule for Living’. That is, ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you’. So I offer you a practical application of the ‘Golden Rule’. Here is today’s version: If you open it, close it. If

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Pastor’s Desk 1.20.19

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Junior. To some of us reading this, these names bring back memories of personal experiences during the turbulent times of the sixties and seventies; the start of the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Worker Houses and the beginning of the changes that are

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