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…

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…

Bulletin: April 30, 2017

  Bulletin: April 30, 2017 Third Sunday of Easter The Psalm and First Peter look forward to our lives as we await our resurrection and consider the sacrifice made by Jesus. Luke tells us the story of another experience of the risen Jesus. The disciples unknowingly walk with Jesus and tell him of the Crucifixion…

Faith: Believing is Seeing

Faith: Believing is Seeing Easter Sunday You’ve heard the saying “Seeing is believing.” Today’s first reading seems to say just the opposite. You might think that when Jesus rose from the dead, everyone would see him. Then his friends would rejoice and those who had put him to death would repent (or run as fast…

Bulletin: April 16, 2017

  Bulletin: April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday Alleluia! Easter is here at last! All the days of Lenten discipline and the sadness of Good Friday are over and we are here to rejoice. The readings remind us that we have a lot to rejoice about: the life of Jesus, his death and resurrection, and his…

Bulletin: April 9, 2017

  Bulletin: April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord  One gift our Palm Sunday worship offers is the reminder that no barrier exists between us and God. Jesus knows us, treasures us, and saves us, no matter the abuse or hatred we have endured or the sins we have committed. Though…

Faith: My Will Be Done

Faith: My Will Be Done Palm Sunday   One of the most comforting parts of the Passion story for me is the agony in the garden. That might sound odd, considering how the disciples fall asleep while Jesus is in distress. I suppose I could identify with them as they show weakness when Jesus needed strength.…

Faith: Greater Than You Expect

Greater Than You Expect Fifth Sunday of Lent Sometimes a prophet says more than he intended. Ezekiel in the first reading is talking about restoring Israel after the Babylonian exile. The Jews saw the Exile as punishment for their sins, especially the sin of relying on false gods or political leaders for their safety. God…