23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, It almost seems perplexing that the Lord Jesus would challenge his disciples to break the commandment to “honor father and mother” as commands them to “turn their backs” on parents, spouse, children and siblings (Luke 14:25-33).  God’s wisdom, revealed in Christ, and in the conduct of our lives,

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, Often, in both theology and in the study of Scripture, Jesus is presented as the “new Moses.”  While this characterization if most often presented with the Gospel of Saint Matthew, nonetheless, since there is a unity within all of Scripture, this also is present in the Lucan sequence

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, As Ordinary Time resumed last Sunday, there was a unique shift in the focus of Luke’s Gospel. While the first movement of the Gospel was a journey of discovering the “Son of God,” the second movement leads us to understand the journey to the Father. In short, it

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Dear Parishioners, Before some of the revisions to the Roman Calendar in the early 1970’s, the Sundays which we now call “Ordinary Time” were numbered as “Sundays after Pentecost.”  Such a designation was truly interesting since it kept the name and event of Pentecost ever before the eyes of the

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Solemnity of Pentecost

Dear Parishioners, As Easter draws to its fulfillment on this great day of Pentecost, a prayer for us all on the birthday of the Church: Father most holy, your beloved Son prayed that his disciples in every generation might be one and you and he are One.  Look upon this

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6th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, The 40th day of Easter is rapidly approaching as we prepare to observe the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. While it would be ordinarily celebrated on this coming Thursday as a Holy Day of Obligation, in this ecclesiastical province, it is transferred to next Sunday. Beyond

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5th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter everyone! During these later weeks of the Easter Season we are preparing for the ending of the academic year and graduation celebrations have already begun. Last Saturday we celebrated the graduation of our High School students and offered them a special blessing as they begin this

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