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What Goes In To Preparing A Homily

On September 19, 2017, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With Comments Off on What Goes In To Preparing A Homily

Every now and then someone will ask me what, if anything, I do to prepare the homilies I deliver at weekend Mass. Over the years I have served as a priest, I have learned to preach without notes, using an outline in my head. That can give some people the…

We Should NEVER Take A Vacation From God

On June 15, 2017, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With Comments Off on We Should NEVER Take A Vacation From God

Once again, we are entering the time of the year for change. For many, summer no longer means rest for us and our families; there is an abundance of ball games, camps, and other activities – not to mention family vacations. But for most, summer is still time for a…

Our task is to maintain what we have received

On September 8, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Our task is to maintain what we have received

I ran across a definition of our parish’s mission the other day. It was a definition I recognized as one I had written, probably about 10 years ago. This definition came at the end of a history of OLPS parish – a summary that outlined all that has been accomplished…

Prayer Is A Gift From God

On March 24, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Prayer Is A Gift From God

As the Church makes her way through her annual Lenten retreat toward the joy and new life of Easter, we find ourselves equipped once more with the tools which Christ recommended for this journey: Prayer, fasting and almsgiving. How well are we making use of these tools this Lent? St….

God’s Forgiveness and Mercy

On January 7, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Pope Francis has declared an extraordinary “Jubilee Year of Mercy” for the whole Church beginning this month on Dec. 8 (the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) through Nov. 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King at the end of the liturgical year just begun….

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On December 9, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

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Don’t Loose God In The Shuffle

On September 7, 2015, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

We recently celebrated Labor Day. Even though some of our children have been in school four full weeks already, this holiday marks the traditional end of summer vacation and the return to the routine of the academic year. For many of us, this routine means an endless merry-go-round of homework,…

Let’s Take This “Ordinary Time” As A Time To Reflect On Our Blessings

On June 16, 2015, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

As the last hectic weeks of the academic year have turned into the somewhat slower (at least for many of us) pace of summer, our Church calendar has also turned from the Easter Season back to what we call “Ordinary Time.” Ordinary Time marks that time of the year “in…

Looking Forward To Our Easter Joy

On March 19, 2015, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

The season of Lent is meant to highlight our spiritual senses. We are called to pray, fast and share with others a bit more intensely in this season so as to bring into sharper focus what the Lord Jesus has done for us. What is it that the Lord has…

Mass Schedule for Christmas

On December 17, 2014, Posted by , In News, With No Comments