This Week Letter – November 4, 2018

From the Pastor’ Desk During the past week we celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints.  This feast reminds us that our primary vocation is to attain sainthood.  But how can we do this?  The answer to this question can be found in today’s Gospel in the commandment of the love of God and neighbor.  Saints.. read more →

This Week Letter – October 28, 2018

From the Pastor’s Desk We do not know how long Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, sat by the wayside asking for alms.  In a certain sense, he had sat there all his life waiting for that one Passerby, for only his meeting with Jesus changed his fate.  Only He who restored his eyesight and showered him.. read more →

This Week Letter – October 21, 2018

From The Pastor ‘s Desk Amazing impudence was shown by the two sons of  Zebedee, those beloved disciples of Jesus, John and his brother James, when they presented their demand that, in the glory of the Master, they would sit one at His right and the other at His left hand.  Shocking was this request,.. read more →

This Week Letter – October 14, 2018

From The Pastor ‘s Desk We  marvel at the young man in today’s Gospel who did not ask Jesus to become famous or great in this life, but rather asked how to attain life eternal.  He might have become a model for today’s youth , helping them realize what is most important in this life. .. read more →

This Week Letter – October 7, 2018

From the Pastor ‘s Desk      All is not well with the world where everything is fleeting, unreal and experimental, to the point of boredom.  It is not good for man to be alone; so said God and he gave Adam a partner in the person of Eve.  Eve was the answer to man’s loneliness, the.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 30, 2018

From the Pastor’s Desk It is worth everything to avoid evil so as not to be a source of scandal, and above all else, to remain faithful to Jesus. At times, this loyalty comes at a very high price; as when a severing must be so radical and painful, that its strong comparison to Christ’s.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 23, 2018

From The Pastor’s Desk… While Christ tells the Apostles about the passion awaiting him, they argue about which one of them is the most important. Pride makes man a very weak, egocentric being, who seeks comfort and runs away from hardship and suffering. Jesus teaches us that the true greatness of a person consists in.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 16, 2018

From the Pastors Desk… The Holy Church has survived many historical storms and still exists because it works under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is built on the foundation of the Apostles. The Church, to realize its mission of world evangelization, must have its own plan and structure. The Archdiocese of Chicago recently.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 9, 2018

From the Pastor’s desk… For six years I was the Pastor of Saint Francis Borgia Parish. The Archdiocese maintains a Ministry for the Deaf and Mute there. Every Sunday at 10:30am the Holy Mass is celebrated in sign language. At the “Alleluia”, the sacristan hits a drum and everyone having felt the drum’s vibration rises.. read more →

This Week Letter – September 2, 2018

From the Pastor’s desk… In today’s second reading, Saint. James says: “Every good we receive and everyl perfect gift comes down from the Father.” In this spirit of thanksgiving, I would like to thank God for gathering us into one parish community last Sunday during our picnic. I prayed for good weather and then I.. read more →