The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, David, the Shepherd-King of Israel, was a man who loved the Lord much. He, though chosen and anointed, sinned much. As we hear a condensed version of his sinfulness (2 Samuel 12:7-10), we hear David’s acknowledgement (without justification) of his sins and of the Lord’s forgiveness which would

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Dear Parishioners, Every priest I know breathes a sigh of relief as we celebrate this first Sunday after the Solemnity of Pentecost. Some have even joked that this is the Sunday on which “ecclesiastical summer” begins! There is, indeed, something refreshing to the mind and spirit that still looks forward

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Pentecost Sunday

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter, everyone! In the Gospel of Saint John (20:19-23) the events of Easter Sunday and Pentecost are combined into one story where the disciples both experience the presence of the Risen Lord and, at once, are “breathed upon” to receive the empowering Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter, everyone! This weekend we bring many of our children from this parish to the Lord’s table as they receive Holy Communion for the first time! This is a wonderful day for our parish community and for the members of the individual families in which these children

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter, everyone! Today, at this midpoint of the Easter Season, we observe what has been fondly called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” For all but one Sunday of this Easter Season, passages from the Gospel of Saint John have accompanied us on this journey. (The Solemnity of the Ascension

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The Third Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter, everyone! The third resurrection appearance of the Lord Jesus found in the Gospel of Saint John is proclaimed this day (21:1-19). In a story which has two parts, the Lord Jesus redefines the “fisherman’s way of life” at the beginning of a “new day” and then

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