The Mercy of the Father Part One

Our parish night of confessions will be on Tuesday, April 9th, at 6.30 pm. In preparation for that Lenten event, I am offering a two part series in my pastor’s corner on how desperately God wants us to come to Him and receive mercy. I will be using a guest presenter...

Only nine more months until Christmas!

On Monday we celebrate the solemnity of the Annunciation that Jesus was to be born of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each year at nine months before Christmas, this initiation of the core of salvation history is commemorated. In the sacred liturgy, we recognize this...

Something to Honor Saint Patrick

March 17th always falls during Lent which gives Saint Patrick the same problem that I typically have on my birthday (March 20th): How can we have a Catholic celebration during Lent! There is a type of spiritual restriction that is properly placed upon even the most...

What are we doing for Lent?

Now that we have begun our annual pilgrimage of prayer, penance and works of mercy, I want to remind you of the significance of these three marks of Lent. First, while prayer is identified as the first mark of Lent it should be pointed out that penance and works of...

Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel has been venerated from time immemorial as a patron against evil. The leaders of the Church have deigned to advance devotion to Saint Michael. The archbishop recently wrote reminding us that the spiritual battle is real and that each Mass...