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 […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – April 7, 2019

There is no greater fury that a crowd’s passions stoked by demagogues. For thousands of years, throngs of people have been riled up by some cause, some perceived injustice that erupts in unjust violence, that no one person would ever think of doing on their own. Remember as a child throwing stones and breaking a […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 31, 2019

When we hear the word extravagant, I believe we tend to think in negative terms, that someone goes beyond reasonable or moderate in terms of wishes, demands and/or passions. We may think of the ultra-rich who go beyond normal means to satisfy a certain  lifestyle. Admittedly we do not know the hearts and minds of […]