Announcing New Linen Ministry

Announcing New Linen Ministry Many assist ‘behind-the-scene’ in preparing for the celebration of the Mass. Often not a thought is given, that someone regularly inspects the garments, taking home to wash and iron articles worn by our clergy, youth, and adult servers. With a parish our size, this task is too large for just one…

Faith: Life, Universe and Everything

Faith: Life, Universe and Everything The Most Holy Trinity Why does God love us so much? And why are we able to love others? The answer to these questions is found in the meaning of today’s feast. Trinity Sunday celebrates not so much an idea of three-in-one as the relationship of the Persons of the…

Bulletin: June 11, 2017

  Bulletin: June 11 2017 The Most Holy Trinity The Holy Trinity is one of those mysteries that we will never understand, yet we still believe. A homiletics teacher once warned never to speak of the Trinity for more than ten minutes, or for sure you would get into heresy. Good advice. It is easy to…

Bulletin: May 14, 2017

  Bulletin: May 14, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter   Today’s readings describe the complexities of trying to live a spiritual life while still living in a world that demands concrete action. Acts tell us about disagreements beginning to emerge in the early Christian communities over divisions of labor. Some people are praying and preaching…

Faith: A Lot of Nerve

Faith: A Lot of Nerve Fourth Sunday of Easter The first reading from Acts of the Apostles takes place right after the disciples received the gifts of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Peter, the apostle who had denied knowing Jesus before he died, now comes out and accuses the crowd of killing Jesus, “using lawless men…

Bulletin: May 7, 2017

  Bulletin: May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter Today’s readings tell about the confusion and fear that followed Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. In Acts, the people ask, “What are we to do?” after they are reminded that they were part of the death of Jesus, who was Lord and Christ. In First Peter we…

Faith: Emmaus Amazement

Faith: Emmaus Amazement Third Sunday of Easter Today’s Gospel has some surprises for the disciples going to Emmaus. The first is that Luke tells us Jesus appeared to them, “but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him” (Luke 24:16). Now I don’t think Jesus was wearing glasses like Clark Kent. More likely, they were prevented…

Catholic Home Missions Collection

Catholic Home Missions Collection 2ND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND Please be generous in this weekend’s collection for Catholic Home Missions.  Your financial assistance helps to strengthen the Church at home by providing catechesis, seminarian education, lay ministry training and other pastoral programs in needy dioceses across the United States.  You are invited to learn more about…