This Week Letter – August 20, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends.   Listening to the words of today’s Gospel (Mt 15: 21-28), we ask ourselves: can we afford to help, unselfishly, those who need it, and do not have the courage to ask for it? For many of us it is not only a physical but an emotional problem as the words.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 13, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends. In every situation, God speaks, teaches, calls, and man responds. The basis of the dialogue of man with God is boundless trust towards God, to give himself into His hands. In the conversation between man and God, it is clear that the initiative belongs to God. The basic act on the.. read more →

This Week Letter – August 6, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends. The Transfiguration of the Lord on Mount Tabor was accomplished for our fulfillment of the glory  of the coming Kingdom of Heaven (Mt 17: 1-9). Jesus puts great effort into bringing the disciples closer to Himself. The bonds of God’s love are unbreakable! They are stronger than death! An interesting story.. read more →

This Week Letter – July 30, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends.   The essence of the parable of the treasure, the pearl and the nets of today’s Gospel (Mt. 13: 44-52), is what constitutes the center of the kingdom of God: God, who gives Himself to man in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit, constantly hiding, but then revealing Himself. Hiding Himself,.. read more →

This Week Letter – July 23, 2017

Dear Parishioners and Friends.   Goodness and beauty make us see our daily problems in new light, thus life becomes lighter. The art of living well depends on our  making room for the good to prevail in our lives. We know how quickly evil drowns out the good and how much of the damage done.. read more →

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 →