2nd Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter everyone! As always, the Second Sunday in these days celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord find us in the “upper room” with the disciples (John 20:19-31). While most might focus their attention upon the Thomas who doubted, it might be much better to focus upon the

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4th Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, Depending upon which Mass you have participated in this weekend you will hear a Gospel story of a son. Both the story of the “prodigal” (Luke 15: 1-32) and of the one born blind (John 9:1-41) involves the interaction of at least one parent. In each instance, the

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3rd Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, As I look at the calendar, I can see that the month of March is rapidly coming to a close. By the time we get to the first day of the month of April we know that many of our winter residents have begun to make their way

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2nd Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, While today might be the Second Sunday of Lent, we are very much aware that it is also the 17th day of March and what is known as Saint Patrick Day. And while this day always falls during the season of Lent, often providing relief from the discipline

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1st Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, The clocks change this weekend springing ahead one hour. Lent starts this weekend too, counting 40 days until the Paschal Triduum. We’ll even be singing a new Mass setting of responses with words that we know by heart but set to a familiar and comforting melody that might

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8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, The final Gospel passage (Luke 6:39-45) before the Season of Lent begins offers an introspective challenge to the disciples of the Jesus regarding the quality of our capacity to teach and to judge rightly. He questions peoples “blind spots” in terms of splinters and planks in one’s eye.

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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, As we continue to reflect upon passages from the “Sermon on the Plain” from Luke’s Gospel (6:27-38) we hear some very challenging teachings from Jesus telling us to love our enemies, to bless those who curse us, pray for those who mistreat us, to turn the cheek, give

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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, Congratulations to the mission community of Santo Toribio Romo on the 10th Anniversary of the Blessing of their church building! It seems like yesterday that we were in the process of converting a rather unsavory building into a house of worship. I am ever grateful to the Bishop

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, In a wonderful Gospel story, Jesus tells Simon Peter to “put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5:1-11) Simon Peter is reluctant to do so for he is weary from a long night of fishing without any success. We are all familiar

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