From the Pastor’s Desk

From the Pastor’s Desk (10/31/2017)

We want to admire our leaders.  Whether it be the President of the United States, the Archbishop, our Congress people or police officers, we want them to be good and virtuous and upright.  We look to them for integrity and honesty, and how often we are disappointed.  Perhaps it’s because we expect them to be…

From the Pastor’s Desk (10/29/2017)

Love your neighbor as yourself.”  We often believe that this was an original idea of Jesus and the new command of compassion. But listen to the First Reading this weekend: God says, “”You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt.” In other words,  remember…

From the Pastor’s Desk (10/22/2017)

What a week we have had!  Adoration 24/7, Masses, Confession, hourly     rosaries around the clock, people from all over the County and beyond visiting our church and our chapel — all thanks to the Rosary Congress that concluded on Friday.  I have to thank Julie Tomko, Anita Cain and Tom Mackin especially for the enormous…

From the Pastor’s Desk (9/3/2017)

There’s a lot of talk these days about being Missionary Disciples.  Sherry Weddell wrote a book about it; Pope Francis speaks about it; our new pastoral plan for the Archdiocese urges us to become one. But just what is a missionary disciple?  It is, first of all, a person who believes in Jesus as the…

From the Pastor’s Desk (8/6/2017)

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration! Today we remember that event in the Gospel when Jesus took Peter, James and John up the mountain and was transfigured before their eyes. What did they see that day?  The Gospel says He appeared in dazzlingly white cloths and that Elijah and Moses showed up to flank him on…