From the Pastor's Desk - Archive

April 28, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we celebrate the conclusion of the Octave of Easter with Divine Mercy Sunday, we are reminded that the Resurrection is profoundly a mystery of God’s mercy. I hope that you will join us at 3 PM to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy here in the church. This chaplet was given to St. Faustina Kowalska and has become a very popular devotion all over the world. I’d like to use my remaining space to give some further insight and context to the beautiful liturgies of the Triduum and Easter Sunday.  As you know,…read more

April 21, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Alleluia! He is risen! Truly He is risen, Alleluia! Recently, as he left the church, a young man said to me “Have an amazing Easter, Father!” I don’t think there is any other kind of Easter! The joy of Easter and the triumph of Jesus Christ over our sin and death is a joy that transcends space and time. The Resurrection is not an event limited to the past, but rather an event, the repercussions of which continue to be felt today. Because Christ is truly risen from the tomb, we have the hope…read more

April 14, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, With the celebration of Palm Sunday, the Church begins the most sacred days of the liturgical year. Holy Week, in its name and in the mysteries it celebrates, is designed to open our hearts and minds to the truth of the Lord’s great mercy and our need for the power of the Cross. We begin the week with the reading of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Moments later, we will reflect on the story of His Passion and death on the Cross. These twin Gospels set the stage for what this week is all…read more

April 7, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, While throwing stones may be fun at the beach, the same activity undertaken with a human target is far less amusing. We hear in the Gospel this weekend about a woman who has been caught in the act of adultery and the scribes and Pharisees who are ready to inflict the punishment prescribed by law for this sin. This situation is no joke, but rather a literal matter of life and death. The serious nature of the charge, the punishment, the impact of the sin – all laid before Jesus who understands the import…read more