By Deacon Mathew We have been partaking in a journey of repentance, fasting, and reflection over the last several weeks of Lent. This journey will come to an end next Sunday with celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection. The church describes the events leading up to Jesus’ death on Good Friday as the “Passion of Christ”. … Continue reading Holy Week: Week of Passion and Resurrection
Homily from Sunday April 03rd, 2022: 5th Sunday of Lent What links all the readings today is letting the past be the past and letting the future be the future. People who have suffered greatly have two options: either to wallow in past misery over injustice, or to take up the reins again and begin … Continue reading Insights from Fr. Dan: April 3, 2022
Homily from Sunday March 27, 2022 - 4th Sunday of Lent A guy was walking along in the woods, when a bullet whizzed by. “Is that you Lester?" The guy yelled. "Yes it is," came the reply. "Well, why are you shooting at me? We don’t have any quarrel." "That’s right," said Lester. "So why … Continue reading Insights from Fr. Dan: March 27, 2022
Pope Francis will lead the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, 25 March – the Solemnity of the Annunciation – in St Peter’s Basilica beginning at 5 pm Rome time (Noon, EST). The Act of Consecration will begin at approximately 6:30 pm Rome time (1:30pm, EST). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fUsZwnt-uM The … Continue reading Consecration of Ukraine and Russia
By Aleisha Yawney My wakeup call came just after having my 6th child (a beautiful girl named Klara). I chose to have a home birth because I had hoped to avoid hospitals during the pandemic. As a registered nurse, I knew that the hospitals were a difficult place to be - with visiting policies and … Continue reading “I AM”
An act of faith requires three actions: to believe, to know, and to trust. The author of the Letter to the Hebrews defines faith this way: "The assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Although we have not seen Jesus Christ in the flesh, we believe, know, and trust that He … Continue reading Deepening My Relationship with Christ: How Do I Do It?
Archbishop Marcel's Lenten Message The Church will begin the forty holy days of Lent on March 2nd, a day when we will not only be marked with ashes but invited to seriously enter into an attitude of conversion. How will we live the next few weeks leading up to Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the cross and his … Continue reading A Lent of Great Importance
Homily from Sunday February 20th 2022: Be Merciful just as your Father is. We have a very challenging gospel that takes us to the heart and soul of Christian life. The 2nd reading says, "And just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, (that is Adam) we will also bear the … Continue reading Insights from Deacon Mathew: February 20, 2022
Homily from Sunday February 13th, 2022: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus spoke often and with great passion about the real problems of life. It troubled him that some people had too little, while others had too much. He knew why many were so reluctant to be of help to others. Yes, money certainly fits … Continue reading Insights from Fr. Dan: February 13, 2022
By Susan Munn and Marie Nigro Marie Nigro, one of the parish's Synod facilitators, filmed this video to share her excitement about the Synod. It was even featured in the archdiocese's weekly email! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE81pydQwMQ Holy Rosary's Synod discussions are beginning this week. During this Synod, we are trying to figure out where the Holy Spirit … Continue reading The Synod is starting!