Category: Reflections

Golden Rule

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense

Dear Parishioners, During his recent speech to Congress on September 24, Pope Francis paid special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are some quotes: “I think of the march which Martin Luther King led from Selma to Montgomery fifty years ago as part of the campaign to fulfill his “dream” of full civilContinue Reading »

Happy New Year

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense

Dear Parishioners, Happy New Year! In the Book of Revelation, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ promises us this: “Behold, I make all things new!” While we celebrated our liturgical New Year with the beginning of Advent, the seasonal feasts that are around our secular New Year, show us how God is making all thingsContinue Reading »

Works of Mercy

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense

Dear Parishioners, This past weekend, our pantry opened up its door once again to the poor and need in our community. The Church’s love for the poor is inspired by the Gospel of the Beatitudes, by the poverty of Jesus and by his attention to the poor.  This love concerns material poverty and also theContinue Reading »

GOD’s Promise

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections

Dear Parishioners, Each year children gather with their families in St. Peter’s Square for “Bambinelli Sunday.” The children bring with them figures of the Christ Child—the “Bambinelli”—from their family’s Nativity scene. During the noontime Angelus prayer, the pope blesses the children and the figurines they have brought. Please bring your Nativity scene or Baby JesusContinue Reading »

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections

Dear Parishioners, Pope Francis has called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy “dedicated to living out in our daily lives the mercy which the Father constantly extends to all of us” (Misericordiae Vultus, 25). The Year of Mercy starts on December 8th – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This Holy Year will be aContinue Reading »

Six of Six – Final parts of John Chapter 6

Posted: 8/17/15 | by | Category: Reflections

Six for Six! It is amazing that the Church invites us to reflect on John Chapter 6 for 6 full weeks. There is no other scripture passage that is given so much attention as this. There must be a reason. The spiral-like development requires us to go deeper into the meaning, purpose and presence of the divine life that is offeredContinue Reading »