From the Pastor’s Desk – May 3, 2015

The church celebrates seven sacraments, seven signs of God’s love, healing and presence. From the sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist, the Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation & Anointing of the Sick, and the Sacraments of Service: Matrimony and Holy Orders. In addition there are many ways we celebrate Christ’s presence in and through sacramentals, sacred medals, and many prayerful devotions […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 26, 2015

On April 18th, 22 of our high school age parishioners received the sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral presided over by Msgr. Fran Cilia, our Vicar General. These young people spent the better part of this past year working with our Pastoral Associate Joann Maier and our Communion Coordinator, Jean Rummelhoff to prepare for reception of the sacrament of Confirmation […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 19, 2015

Today, 10 children accompanied by family and friends will receive the Eucharist for the first time. Coming to Mass they will first listen to God’s Word, seeking to live a life in line with the scriptures, renew their baptismal promises along with all those who are baptized, listen to the Eucharistic Prayer where we call upon God to transform the […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 12, 2015

Here we are in the octave of Easter, the days from Easter to the 2nd Sunday of Easter. In the early church the Bishop would gather with the neophytes, the newly initiated, those who had just received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The preaching was experiential, helping the neophytes learn more about the […]