From The Pastor's Desk


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Nov 2021

I remember going to the clinic or the doctor when I was a kid to get a shot. I was afraid at first, and I fought it. The fight made it worse than it was. When I surrendered, it didn’t hurt as much as when I fought it. When I trusted that my parents and the doctor or nurse intended the best for me, then it was acceptable. Then I could tolerate the pain. The saying goes that “you only live once.” This worldly saying suggests that you need to consume as......

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October 15, 2021

Homily 28th week Ordinary Time

Our possessions do not define us.  They do not make us who we are or give us our identity or status in relation to God.  The things we have understood and used properly reflect God,...


September 26, 2021

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The world offers you nothing that will last.  God made the world and everything in it good.  Our gift of free will and reason makes us potentially the greatest creatures of all, but we also...


September 19, 2021

Homily 25th week of Ordinary time

The essence of Divine Providence is the gift of life. The Lord is the giver of life. The Black Death was the deadliest pandemic in recorded history. It killed an estimated 75-200 million people from...


September 12, 2021

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” (Mk 8:33b) What does God think? For many years, I didn’t care much about what God thinks. But when...


September 05, 2021

Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

By 16 weeks into a pregnancy, hearing structures in the ear are formed possibly enabling the child to hear sounds. Babies in the womb can hear their mother talk at least during the last 10...


August 28, 2021

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts. (Mk 7:6b-7; cf. Is 29:13) “Be doers of the word...


August 22, 2021

Twenty First Sunday Ordinary

In the celebration of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother last Sunday, we saw that holiness means complete loyalty to God’s will.  “Perfection is reached only through cooperation with God.  The great and firm foundation...