The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dearest Parishioners, This time of year becomes more uncertain from a meteorological perspective. We have been “witnessing” though newscasts the terrible effects of violent storms and tornadic activity. When June 1 rolls around, we become conscious of an alphabetical listing of names that could become the named storms of the

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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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