This Week Letter – February 21, 2021

My Brothers and Sisters, I am thinking about going to the desert…   Going to the desert these days is becoming harder for people to do. It seems to us that once we are out of reach of our phones, we become to feel totally lost. During our parish retreats every year in the time.. read more →

This Week Letter – February 7, 2021

Brothers and Sisters   Most of you reading this letter have been to church today. I imagine our Lord questioning why we had come here.  Had we come eager to know what He wanted to give us or for what we wanted Him to give us?  Were we trying to reconcile our priorities with His,.. read more →

This Week Letter – January 31, 2021

Brothers and Sisters,   If you love God too little, don’t be afraid to admit it. Make a good examination of conscience and start anew . . .   Why is it that so few Catholics approach God, hungering for His Word?  Why do so many react to the Word of God as though it.. read more →

This Week Letter – January 24, 2021

Brothers and Sisters . . . it’s about time   Regardless of who we are!  Whether we are priests or nuns, husbands or wives . . . life keeps on happening.  We wait for ordination to the priesthood, for our first job, to pass our exams, to complete our courses, to build a home, to.. read more →

This Week Letter – January 17, 2021

Brothers and Sisters, Tell others whom you have found . . . just tell them.   “We have found the Messiah!” declared Andrew as though he had just won the lottery and couldn’t hold back sharing the news with the brother he loved.  But Andrew did something more:  He brought his brother Simon to meet.. read more →

This Week Letter – January 10, 2021

Brothers and Sisters . . . Have you ever bathed in dirty water?   On this Sunday honoring the Baptism of the Lord, I am reminded of my visit to the Holy Land and the possibility of staying in the vicinity of the Jordan River.  What a great surprise it was for me to see.. read more →

This Week Letter – January 3, 2021

Brothers and Sisters, today, return to your home “another way” . . .   St. Matthew tells us that the magi returned home by “another way”, something about which the great saints of the church have always spoken, pointing out that more was involved than just avoiding Herod.  “Another way” emphasizes that the magi returned.. read more →

This Week Letter – December 20, 2020

My Brothers and Sisters!   There are just a few days left before THE Birthday!  I have decided that this year  I will not brighten this space with holiday greetings; after all, it’s not your birthday.  However, I do want you to be happy because it is His Birthday, and so I am offering a.. read more →

This Week Letter – December 13, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,   I wonder what our children will find under the Christmas tree this year . . .   One thing is certain.  We cannot find joy in material things; we cannot find joy from winning the lottery; we cannot find joy in spending the rest of our lives on an island resembling.. read more →

This Week Letter – December 6, 2020

SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENT                          December 6, 2020     Adoration of the Holy Sacrament in our Church is every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.   Confession is available every Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm and every Saturday from 3:00pm to 4:15pm.   On Tuesday, December 8, we will celebrate The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the.. read more →