This Week Letter – September 12, 2021

Jesus asked them, “And who do you say that I am?” Today’s Gospel is another lesson that Jesus teaches to all listeners, both to the apostles to whom the above question was addressed and to us today. Jesus knew the hearts of his disciples very well, so this question was to help them understand the.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 5, 2021

Dear Parishioners of St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Constance Parish:    Some of our parishioners have requested a letter from me asking that their employers excuse them for religious reasons from vaccination requirements at their place of employment. Below, you will find a letter sent by our Archbishop Cardinal Cupich to all of the priests.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 29, 2021

XXII Sunday in Ordinary Time For from within, from the human heart, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, greed, perversity, deceit, debauchery, jealousy, insults, pride, and stupidity. All this evil from within comes and makes a man unclean ”Mk 7: 21-23 At one of the Wednesday audiences in the Vatican, the Pope, referring to.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 22, 2021

It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life.   Today’s readings show the inner tension and struggle between what is spiritual in us and the expressions of our bodily nature, that is, what our senses recognize and what.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 15, 2021

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.   In the liturgy of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we hear the words of Mary rejoicing in the Holy Spirit, these words should be repeated by every believing heart. Mary is the image of.. read more →