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 →

This Week Letter – July 18, 2021

“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.”   The words above, spoken by Jesus to the apostles, can be perceived as encouragement to take a vacation and to pause from your everyday work for a while. Although everyone needs rest, this would not be enough for our Lord. He invites.. read more →

This Week Letter – July 11, 2021

We are chosen and called!     The Word that the Holy Church addresses to us on this 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time emphasizes the important truth about the universal call to holiness and chastity, and to share this truth with other people. Saint Paul teaches us this in his letter: “In him he chose.. read more →

This Week Letter – June 6, 2021

Brothers and Sisters   This has been a good school of love!  At times I was the teacher, but more often I was the student. My thanks to all!   Your Priest, Fr. Paul    read more →

This Week Letter – May 30, 2021

Brothers and Sisters   That we all might be one…   Try to imagine what a beautiful relationship of love exists in the Holy Trinity. This is how it ought to be among us. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female, for you.. read more →