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 […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – Easter Sunday 2015

From pre-Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, on February 18th we set out to embrace the three disciplines of Lent: almsgiving, fasting and prayer. Families saved money from simpler meals to contribute to Operation Rice Bowl an extension of Catholic Relief Services to aid the poor and needy of our world. We fasted from gossiping, too […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 29, 2015

Where will you be on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th? These three days, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil are the core celebration of our faith, April 2 – 4. These three days determine the yearly cycle of the liturgical year. Every other feast we celebrate, every liturgical season we observe, and every Sunday flows out of […]