Pastor’s Corner

May 5, 2024 My Dear Parishioners: Every year as the weather warms and winter clothing is retired for the season, I prepare and offer thoughts on “modesty.” This, of course, will be my first foray into the fashions fray here in Owensboro. I offer the following as pastoral teaching. And, as a teacher, I do…

Pastor’s Corner

My Dear Parishioners: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Have faith in God and have faith in me. On a scale of 1-10 how troubled is your heart today? There are days where my heart is troubled! So if you have troubled hearts what’s troubling you on this Easter day? Is it the world…

March 27, 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

My Dear Parishioners: “None is so blind as one who will not see.” I pick up old proverbs. It’s true, you know, this proverb on blindness. Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains (John 9.41).” Just as there is a wicked…

March 20, 2022 – Third Sunday of Lent

My Dear Parishioners: Shocking!! That’s what it was! The gospel story we have today is absolutely, unequivocally shocking! Jesus, who was a Jewish man, was sitting there by a well having a conversation with, and even requesting water from, a Samaritan. Not only that, but this person with whom He was conversing was a woman.…

March 13, 2022 – Second Sunday of Lent

My Dear Parishioners: The splendid vision in our Gospel today comes after Jesus had said that “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised” (Lk 9:22). This was no good news to the disciples…

March 6, 2022 – First Sunday of Lent

My Dear Parishioners: The threat of rising interest rates, more taxes and less welfare, huge amounts of foreign debt putting a strain on health and education spending, are a lot of what we’ve been hearing about lately in our media. Thank God we still have the living memory of Jesus, and the stories of his…

February 27, 2022 – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Parishioners: This week on Wednesday, we begin the Season of Lent. Ash Wednesday calls us to begin our preparation for the greatest liturgical celebration of the year. Many incorrectly believe this greatest day of the year to be Christmas. However, the Church calls us to recognize the greatest day of the year is…

February 20, 2022 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

What does it mean to have a Mass “offered” for someone? An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died.…

February 13, 2022 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Parishioners: (1) In the Beatitudes Jesus is not expressing a pious wish for something entirely unreal and outside of history. As they are presented in St Luke’s version, they are, to say the least, controversial. They are a challenge thrown down to us, because so much of what we see contradicts these statements.…