As I write
this column on the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits,
perhaps it would be well to consider a tremendous Jesuit missionary in the
United States. His name was Fr.
Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. A Belgian by
reminded recently why the Church does not allow couples to write their own
vows. On one occasion – many years ago -
the groom said to his wife, With this
wing I thee red!
If you were
not able to catch our Fiddler on the
Roof, Jr. musica ...
Virgin Mary has many solemnities, feasts and memorials throughout the Church
year. Do you know the only other woman
in the Church calendar who has a feast day in her honor? We might guess one of the women mentioned in
Thank you to
everyone who helped make our Vacation Bible School (VBS) such a joy-filled
success! It was terrific to have the
youngsters here all week. By
‘youngsters,’ I also mean our middle school and teens who helped our adults in
so m ...
times of history the Church has been characterized as a ship sailing amidst a
stormy sea – similar to the Apostles on the stormy Sea of Galilee wherein Our
Lord calms the seas. The last twenty
years or so have definitely been stormy f ...
TO ALL OF OUR
MARRIED COUPLES: If you were
given a marriage strengthening tool that boasted an international divorce rate
of less than 5%, would you be interested?
I would think that every married couple would want to know what it is!
to everyone who made it out for our Eucharistic Procession last Sunday, Corpus
Christi! Thank you also to the many who
helped coordinate the event.
addition, thank you to our 35+ parishioners – most of them teens – who spent
I believe it
was about 10 years ago that I found myself in Rome on Corpus Christi (Body and
Blood of Christ) – yes, you can roll your eyes at the verb, ‘found;’ how do you
just ‘find’ yourself in Rome?! Well, I
was there leading a pilgri ...
As we celebrate our patronal feast, the Most Holy Trinity, it is
good for us to consider this fundamental truth of our Faith, the creation of
the human race as a communion of love, and recent public events.
God exists from all eternity as Father, Son ...
weekend is a joyful one in our diocese!
Yesterday, Bishop Burbidge ordained four men to the priesthood. One of these men is our own Fr. Nicholas
Blank whose family have been parishioners about 8 years. Fr. Blank’s Mass of Thanks ...