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...

Loaves and Fishes

On Saturday evening we will have our great school social and fund raiser. This year’s gala has been themed “Loaves and Fishes.” Our theme is taken from our Lord’s miracle of taking the five barley loaves and the two fish. After He had given thanks, they were...

Time for a Retreat?

How can you tell if the time has come for a retreat? A retreat is a time away from the distractions of the world and a time to focus upon your relationship with God. Every Christian should take periodic retreats to seek spiritual renewal. Priests and sisters are...