From the Pastor's Desk - Archive

June 30, 2019

FROM FR. TIM WHILE THE PASTOR IS AWAY:  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Fr. Sam is away with our youth group this week for the annual mission trip, and he’s asked me to take on the weekly bulletin column. I’d like to share with you a bit about the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the traditional Latin Mass. Typically, the Latin Mass is offered here on Holy Days of Obligation and certain feast days throughout the year. As this form of the Mass is not commonly celebrated, I want to explain some of the reasons behind its use…read more

June 23, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this great solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Church celebrates Christ’s gift of Himself in the Eucharist. At the Last Supper, Jesus gives the Apostles, and by extension the Church, the gift of His Body and Blood, the new and eternal sacrifice. He gives them the power and authority to speak His words: “This is my body, this is my blood.” When we receive Holy Communion, we are truly receiving the new Passover lamb, the one who gave His life on the Cross for our salvation. The Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and…read more

June 16, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. We acknowledge God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: one God, three Divine Persons in perfect unity. St. Augustine, one of the most important theologians in the history of the Church and our Diocesan patron, wrote a treatise on the Trinity. During his writing, he struggled to understand. One night he had a dream in which he came across a boy playing by the ocean. The boy had dug a hole on the beach and was running to the water, scooping up water,…read more

June 9, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Pentecost! Today we celebrate the Holy Spirit rushing upon the Apostles gathered in the upper room with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Filled with the grace of the Spirit, the Apostles speak in tongues and go out proclaiming the Gospel in such a way that all those who are in Jerusalem to worship in the Temple, regardless of their homeland or language, understand the truth of Jesus Christ. Through the preaching of the Apostles, the Holy Spirit inspires the gift of faith in thousands who receive baptism that day. Truly on Pentecost, we can…read more