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...

Another Reason for Catholic Education

The powerful contrast between the Christian view and secular view of the human person is another reason to support Catholic education. As we have watched the debate about House Bill 1032 recently we are reminded of the beautiful gift we have in our Catholic school at...

Stewardship

Last Sunday I offered a parish summary, often referred to as the “State of the Parish Address.” In this week’s Pastor’s Corner, I want to investigate further the beautiful spirituality of stewardship and its impact upon the way that we live. Stewardship refers to the...

Baptism of Our Lord

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Each year as the Christmas season closes we recog- nize the beginning of Our Lord’s active ministry with this feast. Liturgically speaking, the march through ordinary time now begins. You can see the parallel between this...

Solemnity of the Epiphany

We realize Who Jesus is through an epiphany. Today’s solemnity of the three kings offering their homage to Jesus is the primary way in which we consider an epiphany. They had some supernatural sense that the king of the universe was present and they sacramentalized...