From the Pastor’s Desk – May 5, 2019

It is appropriate to celebrate within the Easter season all the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. It is through these sacraments we experience our salvation and redemption, we experience in specific ways the life of the Lord and the Spirit. Last Sunday, ten candidates joined candidates from Holy Spirit at Saint Joseph Cathedral  […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 28, 2019

Now, we enter into the Easter Season, celebrating for 50 days the presence of the risen Lord through the scriptures selected for these Sundays. We hear the accounts from the Acts of the Apostles, the first letter of Peter and the Gospels describing resurrection experiences with the disciples. For the church, for any parish with […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 21, 2019

The Psalm refrain is well known: “This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad,” and it is apropos for Easter. Hopefully, this is a day for rejoicing, first and foremost. What does it mean to celebrate Easter? What brings Catholics all over the world to parish churches, cathedrals, and […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 14, 2019

Today we bless palms, preparing for the sacred Triduum, recalling how Jesus entered into Jerusalem, preparing for the cross.  The three days, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil are the hallmark moments of our faith, April 18-20th. These three days determine the annual cycle of the liturgical year.  Every feast we celebrate, every liturgical season we observe, and every […]