From the Pastor’s Desk – September 22, 2019

Next Sunday we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Dedication of the big church, a  parish dedicated under the name of our patron saint, Saint Anthony of Padua. From our earliest history, our Jewish ancestors dedicated sacred places, altars of sacrifice and the  temples in Jerusalem. Places set aside for worship to honor, praise and […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – September 15, 2019

Music shapes the mind and heart, connects with our inner self, melodies resonate within our inner ear and can transform an ordinary day into joyful praise. I grew up in a church with hymns, recognizable tunes and lyrics from by gone days, “The Churches One Foundation,” sweet hymns like “On This Day, O Beautiful Mother,” […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – September 08, 2019

Today we turn to the Book of Wisdom, written about a hundred years before the coming of Christ from the introduction to this book in the New American Bible. The author, is not really known, but was a member of the Alexandrian community in Egypt. At times the author speaks in the person of Solomon, […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – September 01, 2019

Today we begin a new month, the traditional month when schools used to open the day after Labor Day, but no more, most school terms now begin in August. Curious our first scripture text today from Sirach begins “My child, conduct your affairs with humility.” And we can ask what does that mean? The dictionary […]