The Most Holy Trinity

Dearest Parishioners, The Church simultaneously uses two calendars. As you would expect, the first corresponds with days (and particular dates) that fall in progression from January 1 until December 31. The other calendar corresponds to the table of “moveable feasts” which is first determined by the placement of Easter which

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Pentecost Sunday

Dearest Parishioners, The Church was born as it received its life-breath from the Holy Spirit. The Church has relied upon the Holy Spirit to guide, strengthen, affirm, correct, purge and renew it throughout all past generations. So too, we rely upon the Spirit’s continued presence as we, the Church, progress

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The Ascension of the Lord

Dearest Parishioners, In the practice of the Levitical Office, the High Priest, after the offering of the sacrifice in the courtyard of the temple would return (alone) the “Holy of Holies.” Only after this was done was the sacrifice completed. So too, on this day of the Ascension, we observe

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Dearest Parishioners, As we begin the final weeks of the Easter Season, Saint John frames our experience around the Eucharistic Table of the Lord Jesus. The Gospel of this day (John15:9-17) is taken from the “Farewell Discourse” which took place within the context of the Last Supper. Reminding us that

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Dearest Parishioners, Happy Easter! We are well over half way through the Easter Season and the Scriptures chosen for our edification present some unique challenges and warnings to Christian Life. Understandably, the disciples are not convinced of the true conversion of Saul (Acts 9:26-31) and their behavior toward him illustrates

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Dearest Parishioners, Happy Easter! While not an official subtitle of the 4th Sunday of Easter, we still have come to know this as “Good Shepherd Sunday”. Each year, the image of sheep and shepherd, the sheep gate and the sheepfold, and the recognized voice of the shepherd are emphasized. There

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The Third Sunday of Easter

Dearest Parishioners, Happy Easter! The Resurrection appearance shared with us this weekend (Luke 24:35-48) tells of how the Lord Jesus, after being recognized in the “breaking of the bread,” is also recognized in the daily activity of his disciples. In the midst of the labors of our “professional days” He

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The Second Sunday of Easter

Dearest Parishioners, Happy Easter! There is something very special about the 2nd Sunday of Easter. In the past, it has been called “Low Sunday” (because it follows in the shadow of Easter Sunday) or even (erroneously) “White Sunday” because the newly Baptized continued to wear their baptismal robes. Pope Saint

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The Resurrection of the Lord

Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Easter! There is truly a “breath of fresh air” that is moving through the Church and throughout all of creation! It is found in the openness of hearts, the expansion of the mind, and in the positive posture that we take in the

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