Pastor's Desk

From The Pastor’s Desk: May 20, 2017

SIXTH SUNDAY EASTER, YEAR A, May 21, 2017 AFTER THE OPENING PRAYER: In the Gospel today we will hear Jesus speak of another Advocate given to us by the Father, the spirit of truth. Our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles records the coming of that same Spirit... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: APRIL 30, 2017

THIRD SUNDAY EASTER, YEAR A THEME: We continue our celebration of Easter today by again hearing stories from the early Church. We who have completed our Lenten journey of renewal, as well as those of us who are newly baptize, can together hear these stories and use... read more

From The Pastors Desk: April 9, 2017

SIXTH SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A IS 50: 4-7; PS 22: 8-9, 17-20, 23-24; PHIL 2: 6-11; MT 26;14-27:66 On this Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion we hear, as we do every year on this day, the holy reading of Christ’s Passion, from the Gospel of Matthew this year. The Passion... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: March 26, 2017

1 SM 16: 1B, 6-7-, 10-13A; PS 23: 1-6; EPH 5: 8-14; JN 9: 1-41 In the entire Bible from Genesis in the Old Testament through the Gospel of John, the incident reported in John 9, the Gospel Reading on this Fourth Sunday of Lent, the restoration of sight to the blind... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: March 19, 2017

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A EX 17: 3-7; PS 95: 1-2, 6-9; ROM 5: 1-2, 5-8; JN 4: 5-42 THEME: Today the Church celebrated the first of three scrutinies with the Elect and their communities. The scriptures are chosen explicitly to help the Elect as they undergo their... read more

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A

GN 12: 1-4A; PS 33: 4-5, 18-20, 22; 2 TM 1: 8B-10; MT 17:1-9 Our Gospel Reading on this Second Sunday of Lent recounts the Transfiguration as reported by Matthew. All three of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) give an account of this. St. Thomas Aquinas... read more