Pastor’s Desk 03.20.16

……from your Pastor’s Desk: Palm Sunday We begin Holy Week by remembering Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. I say triumphal but actually it wasn’t very triumphal at all. Yet, greeted by the poor and downtrodden, it was indeed a procession and it certainly marked the formal entry into Jerusalem of Christ the long awaited Messiah.

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Pastor’s Desk 03.12.16

.…..from your Pastor’s Desk : 5:30 Sunday Evening Mass and Town Hall Meeting Starting last November 29th, 2015, I have said evening mass every Sunday here at Holy Spirit. As I said in the bulletin the previous week before it stated; “If it catches on through Advent and the Christmas season – we’ll re-evaluate and

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Pastor’s Desk 02.14.16

……from your Pastor’s Desk “Where have all the Flowers gone?” At the end of my homily at the Ash Wednesday masses I wished you all a ‘Happy Lent’. If I said that to someone 40 or 50 years ago – it might seem like an incongruous salutation, an impossible task.  I hope that my admonition

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Pastor’s Desk 1.23.16

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Thanks….for the Ministries!!! The Mass you attended this weekend, even if it seemed flawless (or hectic) did not happen by accident. Many people were involved—too many to name here.  But I do want to recognize them to show our appreciation for their ministry. And also those of you who work so diligently

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Pastor’s Desk 1.17.16

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Monday, January 18, the United States of America celebrates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968). He led millions of people in a non-violent movement to bring an end to the segregation of races in the United States. Martin was not alone in his non-violence stance. Throughout history

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Pastor’s Desk 1.10.16

In my 37 years of ministry I have never received as many Cards, well wishes, and acts of generosity as I have this Birthday/Christmas/New year Season. I am truly thankful to you and grateful to God for you. It is hard to believe that it is already a year and a half since I arrived.

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Pastor’s Desk 12.27.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: We are on the verge of another year.  Hard to believe that in a few days it will be 2016!  It also means that we have another Holy Day of Obligation this week – a very special feast day. Last Friday was Christmas, today is the feast of The Holy Family.

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Pastor’s Desk 12.13.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Happy Gaudete Sunday! Gaudete Sunday happens every year on the third Sunday of Advent, and the word ―Gaudete is the Latin word for ―rejoice. While most of the other readings for the season of Advent are written in a somber tone, the readings for today are meant to remind us of

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Pastor’s Desk 12.6.15

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY …from the Pastor’s Desk: Tuesday, December 8th, is a day which Mother Church deems so important that it has the same weight of responsibility as does a Sunday. Meaning all Catholics are expected to attend Mass on this day as they would on

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Pastor’s Desk 11.29.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Setting the Stage for Our Advent Journey Today is the first day of the new Church year.  It is also the first day of Advent.  Advent is the 4 week period before Christmas when the Church celebrates the first coming of Christ and anticipates His second coming. One of the best

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