This Week Letter – July 16, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends,   Today’s Gospel shows us the image of the Lord Jesus preaching at the home of two sisters, Martha and Mary. While Marta was dashing around in taking care of guests and good functioning of the house, Jesus says something, but she does not understand this. For her, the most important.. read more →

This Week Letter – July 9, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends.   “Johnny, do not take yourself so seriously,” wrote Pope John XXIII to himself in the “Diary of the Soul.” Anxiety, high self-esteem, or even morbid self-obsessive tendencies are quite common personality disorders; people seek approval from others. Thus, self-acceptance is also needed. At the same time, however, it is necessary.. read more →

This Week Letter – July 2, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends. Why does Jesus cause feelings of  anxiety in us? In today’s Gospel, we hear: “If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26). St. Matthew is saying: “Whoever loves father.. read more →

This Week Letter – June 25, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends. The call “do not be afraid” appears in the Bible many times. It appears when God gives man a specific task; he calls for a decision, to take a risk. In today’s Gospel Jesus calls the disciples to a special kind of courage. It is the courage to tell the truth:.. read more →

This Week Letter – June 18, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends. “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For My flesh is.. read more →

This Week Letter – June 11, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends, Sometimes we have a day in which nothing goes according to plan, and we are angry for everything and to everyone. Instead of sitting quietly and reflecting on our ineptitude, we accuse and despise and curse even ourselves. So, it is sometimes not easy for us to grasp the surrounding reality;.. read more →

This Week Letter – June 04, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends, By reading the Scriptures, we see that certain situations and events of the Gospels are described in exhaustive detail. Today’s description is short, without details, but conceals a very important fact – the Pentecost. This event itself is ranked third in all, after the Birth of Christ and the Resurrection. God,.. read more →

This Week Letter – May 21, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends, Our Lord’s love for His disciples is astonishing with the magnitude of His care for them. His words bring comfort and assurance of the fulfillment of their abandoned hearts by the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. Time of their loneliness will be short. Those who trust the Lord will never feel orphaned… read more →

This Week Letter – May 14, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends, When I am offering funeral rites, I usually choose the passage from the Gospel: “Let not your heart be troubled”. These words are full of warmth and comfort. I’m also struck by the untroubled nature of the apostles, their enrapture in the moment. “Lord, we do not know where you are.. read more →

This Week Letter – May 7, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends, On the initiative of Pope Paul VI, the Fourth Sunday of Easter is designated the Day of Prayer for priestly, diaconal, religious and consecrated vocations, namely, the vocation to life with Christ, in Christ and through Christ. It is easy to see that more and more baptized people have problems with.. read more →