The Epiphany of the Lord

Dear Parishioners, On this first Sunday of the new year, along with the universal Church, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany. For many Christians throughout the world, both Catholic and Orthodox, this is the day of gift giving and the crown of the holiday season. The custom of this

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4th Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners, In what is essentially just a few hours we will begin the celebration of the Lord’s Nativity. I look forward, along with Father Roy and Father Augusto, to sharing in these special days together! The prophet, Micah, so seldom heard in the Liturgy and, yet, who challenges us

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3rd Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners, The first chapter of the Gospel of Saint Luke begins with a “double” Annunciation. The Angel of the Lord comes to Zechariah (in the temple) and to Mary (in her home), an appearance which foretells and brings about the birth of a son for each. Both John the

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, The Liturgical ending of the Gospel of Saint Mark presents not a judgement scene but rather an image of the Son of Man coming to gather “his elect” from the four winds! (13:24-32)   It is not a scene of fearful tribulation, but rather a moment when creation comes

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, It is not often that November 11 falls upon a Sunday.  Some dates are meant to be remembered in perpetuity and so it is that 11/11 at 11am is celebrated as Veteran’s Day. On this weekend we remember in a special way our veterans who have served our

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, Deuteronomy’s admonition (6:2-6) to be single-hearted and single-minded in purpose has endured throughout countless generations since Moses first uttered them. This admonition is called the “Shema.” Such was their impact upon the devout that the words were etched upon jewelry worn on the foreheads and over the heart

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