Pentecost Sunday – May 31, 2020

I.  Feast of Pentecost is an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church—upon us who make up the Church! The sacred Scriptures leading up to this remarkable feast of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, speak of the Spirit as an Advocate (the very best attorney in the country, in the world),…

Celebrate Your Faith!

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May 24, 2020 – The Ascension of the Lord

I.  A Hearty Welcome Back! We have missed you! The last two months have been the most unique time I’ve ever experienced in my 44 years of priesthood in regard to Church and Sacraments. Father Sinoj and I are grateful to begin celebrating Mass publicly—with you! Welcome back! Since this is new for all of…

May 17, 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

I.  Spotlighting Our High School Graduates, Class of 2020: Congratulations on successfully completing this milestone in your life: Cecelia Clemens, Noah Edelen, Andrew Ellis, Etienne Forsythe, Maria Fuchs, Mary Grace Hemingway, Danielle Henning, Isabella Henning, Ashlin McCarthy, Emma Mills, Lily Moore, Will Murphy, Taylor Norton, Kevin Payne, Kate Weafer, and Isabella Wright. As you move…

Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020 – Happy Mother’s Day

I.  Mothers, Grandmothers, and Godmothers: today is a great day to connect with our godmothers as well as our mothers and grandmothers (living and deceased). We remember those who have nurtured, exemplified unconditional love, and have connected us with God. We include prayers for mothers facing challenges, including those who are pregnant, facing infertility issues,…

May 3, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Easter/Good Shepherd Sunday

I.  Half Way There! We are midway in Eastertide. Only three more Sundays remain until we begin our preparation for the Feast of Pentecost! ++The Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:14a, 36-41) is the same reading the church gives us for All Saints Day, reminding us that we belong to a holy family, because we…

April 26, 2020 – Third Sunday of Easter – Alleluia

I.  Child Abuse Prevention Awareness: Every April, the Nation engages in Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. In a country so prosperous, affluent, scientifically and electronically advanced, we suffer from a huge disease—the children of our country need our help. So many are neglected, mistreated, starved and unloved. Join the faithful in prayer and action to bring about…

Divine Mercy Sunday – April 19, 2020 (Second Sunday of Easter)

When this is over, may we never again take for granted A handshake with a stranger Full shelves at the store Conversations with neighbors A crowded theatre Friday night out The gift of Holy Communion A routine checkup The school rush each morning Coffee with a friend The stadium roaring Each deep breath A boring…

April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday

I.  Happy Resurrection and Welcome! Easter is bigger than COVID-19, bigger than our fasting from Eucharist/Mass, bigger than the inconveniences of life because of this terrible pandemic. For Christians around the world, Easter celebrates Jesus’ Risen Life, but also our share in it. Easter celebrate Jesus’ love for all humanity, but also our call to…

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

I.  A Coronavirus  Holy  Week with Meaning:  We are living in an unusual time riveted with fear and uncertainty. We have no control over this virus which has turned our lives upside down. The Gospel story last week of raising of Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-45) is full of uncertainty, doubt, grieving, and confusion;…