From the Pastor’s Desk – December 29, 2019

Wednesday, we celebrate the Feast of Mary the Mother of God, a solemnity and holyday. We will celebrate this feast and Holy Day at 9:30 AM on January 1, 2020. Wow, another New Year. So, looking back at 2019, I want to say thank you to all of you. Thank you for participating in the life of […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – December 22, 2019

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent we light all the candles on the Advent wreath, the fourth and final candle symbolizing the four thousand year wait of the Chosen people for the Messiah. For us as the days grow ever shorter the light of the Advent wreath grows brighter, as we anticipate the Feast of […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – December 15, 2019

Last Sunday all parishes in the nation took up the Retirement for Religious Fund collection. “Thank you for accompanying us as we care for our elder sisters,” writes a religious superior. Your gift to last week’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious helps support nearly 34,000 sisters, brothers, and religious order priests past the age […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – December 8, 2019

Advent is a powerful word, coming from the Latin adventus, which means “the arrival.” Last week, Jesus invited us to watch, and stay awake; second, to pray attentively; and third, not to overindulge or allow the external distractions to prevent us from entering into this great season of hopeful quiet anticipation and preparation for the […]