Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear parishioners: Once again the parable presented in the Gospel (Matthew 21: 28-32) presents a difficult situation. Parents all too well know the scenario: one child (cheerfully) responds favorably but, then, goes off and does opposite … and the other refuses (puts up a fight) then does what the parent

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear parishioners: The Gospel parable of this day (Matthew 20: 1-16) is especially challenging in terms of human resources, compensation, and employee morale. The estate owner hires people at various times during the day — beginning at dawn and ending nearly at sunset … and all receive the same compensation!

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Dear parishioners: Along the walls of the Church are placed the “Stations of the Cross.” For most of the year they are often seen as an ornament to the building to be used at Lenten and Good Friday devotions. Almost daily, however, there are a few individuals who can be

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear parishioners: The voice of God is heard in an invitation to the exiles to return to a renewed Jerusalem and covenant (Isaiah 55: 1-3). They are impoverished in body and spirit. God calls for a whole-hearted response to this invitation in which every thirst will be quenched, every hunger

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