The First Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners, One of the many rules of my childhood household was this: “You are to be home before the streetlights come on!” Of course, as I grew older and seemingly more responsible, there was a certain amount of resistance. But, my parents always called us, my siblings and I,

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The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, As the end of the Liturgical Year begins to appear on the horizon, a scene of individual judgment is presented for our prayerful reflection. Luke’s parable of “Poor Lazarus (16:19-31) might easily be construed as an “after-life reversal of roles.” As always, a parable means much more than

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The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, The Lord “rewards” those who serve well and single-heartedly with even greater responsibilities. The parable of the steward (Luke 16:1-13), which tells us that “those who are trustworthy in small matters are also trustworthy in great ones,” demands that the virtue of prudence be a part of every

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