September 22, 2019 – Celebrating 93 Years

I.  Do We Have the Responsibility for the Poor? The 16th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, which we read from this Sunday to the next, is focused on the proper use of wealth and the unjust distribution of goods between the very rich and very poor. This chapter is complemented perfectly in our first…

September 15, 2019

I.  What Does the Word “Catechetical” Mean?  The root word, “catechesis,” is from a Greek word meaning “to echo, or resound.” Catechesis is the act of resounding or bringing the Church’s teachings to the world. A catechist is one who teaches and shares faith in the name of the Church. The theme this year is…

September 1, 2019 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Celebrate the Work of our Minds, Hearts, and Hands: On this Labor Day, we give thanks for all who labor in service to others, especially those who have served each of us. We pray for the under-employed, and for those seeking employment. May they discover the vocation to which God calls them and may…

September 8, 2019 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Grandparents Day is September 8! Celebrating generations of beautiful faith, rooted in the love of Christ, grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren the strength and wisdom that time and experience have given them. They make traditions live and offer them as a promise to their grandchildren. The active, living faith of a grandparent can tremendously…

August 25, 2019 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Those Struggling With the Church’s Sexual Abuse Crisis: I encourage you to read Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis, by Bishop Robert Barron. For me it is a wise and straightforward essay about the most painful episode in the history of the Catholic Church in our lifetime. It…

August 18, 2019 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Lighting A Fire Under You and Me!  Imagine, if you will, Jesus standing at the ambo in church or physically walking among the pews. What would Jesus say to you and me?         To some, Jesus would say, Peace! You are grieving the loss of a loved one, a job, a failed…

August 11, 2019 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Parochial Vicar – Fr. Sinoj Pynadath HGN When God finds us: Our Faith exhorts us to prepare to meet God. We are asked to be ready any time to meet Him. The Gospel praises the one who is ready. How do we want God to find us?  We would like God to find us…

August 4, 2019 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Our Mary on a Short Journey! Hoping to make the Grotto honoring Mary more visible, we are moving it from the South side to the North side of our church. When the suggestion came, it seemed so simple and, quite honestly, many parishioners were unaware that the Cathedral had a Mary Grotto, honoring Mary,…

July 28, 2019 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  We Have To Start Inviting! The truth is the only way we will get new people to our Church is by inviting them—we need to evangelize. As Catholics, we are not known for our evangelization skills. Evangelism is still a scary word for many Catholics. We tend to be quiet about our faith, careful not to offend or make…