This Week Letter – September 26, 2021

Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”…   Being a disciple of Jesus is not a personal privilege to be kept away from others. We do not have exclusive rights to on Jesus. The end goal in the circle of.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 19, 2021

Greatness… through the eyes of Jesus   Jesus asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another as to who of them was greatest. So many people in this society want to be “number one”, a successful winner. This is.. read more →

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 →

This Week Letter – August 8, 2021

If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. In today’s Gospel, we hear a continuation of last Sunday’s teaching. To His disciples and the crowds, Jesus explains the path to eternal life. The key is to understand the meaning of the “Bread of Life” which has the power to save. Bread is the most.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 1, 2021

“I am the bread of life” … The situation recounted in today’s Gospel is a lesson that Jesus gives to His disciples and to the surrounding crowds. Through His teachings and miracles, Jesus wants to remind us of our supernatural calling, He wants to pilot our search towards eternity and thus reaffirm that we are children of God, freed.. read more →

This Week Letter – July 25, 2021

This weekend, I wanted to introduce myself to all of you in the parish.   I am Father Brendan Guilfoil and I am happy to be one of your new associate pastors. Certainly, we are in a time of transition. Places are reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic. Our parish is officially a new one, encompassing.. read more →