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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fifth Sunday of Easter May 19, 2019 I am reminded of a story that I heard some time ago that went something like this:  A little girl was having an overnight at her Grandmother’s one night.  As they always did at night, they got into their nightgowns and snuggled ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Third Sunday of Easter

May 6, 2019

(First Communion Sunday)

When I was a kid your age there were times -probably more often than I can remember…and even now, once in a while-  my mom or dad would say to me, “Gary, you’re getting too big for your britches.”  ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Second Sunday of Easter April 21, 2019 Yesterday at the 4:00 Mass we celebrated and gave special recognition to members of our community who deal daily with physical or cognitive disabilities.  The idea of honoring these fine men and women began over a half-century ago in our diocese with ... Read More »

Easter Sunday

Posted by Brenda Collins

Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 Today is April 21.  Tomorrow is April 22.  ‘just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page.  For most of us, unless your birthday is today or you plan to celebrate Earth Day with great gusto tomorrow, being April 21 or 22 is not ... Read More »

Easter Vigil

Posted by Brenda Collins

Easter Vigil April 20, 2019 It’s the same old stories, year after year -  the story of creation and of the faith of Abraham, the great exodus of Moses and the promise of the prophets that call us back to God.  Every year we hear from Paul’s letter to ... Read More »

Good Friday

Posted by Brenda Collins

Good Friday – 2019

Homily given by Deacon Dennis Sutter

When I enter church on Good Friday there’s a different tone, it’s almost as if the church is on hold, in anticipation of what is about to happen.

A few years ago, Dcn. Greg Kandra traveled to the Holy ... Read More »

HOLY THURSDAY

Posted by Brenda Collins

HOLY THURSDAY 2019

Homily given by Deacon Steve Letourneaux

And God commanded the Israelites, as told in Exodus, to place the feast of the Passover first in their calendar. Celebrate yearly for generations to come. Little did they know that a 1000 years later, the blood of a different lamb, ... Read More »

Palm Sunday

Posted by Brenda Collins

PALM SUNDAY 

April 14, 2019

Homily given by Deacon Steve  Letourneaux

 

What happened? 20 minutes ago hundreds, perhaps more, many more, were praising and wildly blessing this king, Jesus, who came in the name of the Lord. And now many of these same hundreds stood by, silent, while Jesus ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fifth Sunday of Lent – April 7, 2019 I have no idea where my mind was (or wasn’t) that morning some years ago.  Mass began and I processed down the aisle as usual, finished the Gathering Song with the congregation and began:  “May almighty God bless you, the Father, ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 31, 2019

The parable of the Prodigal Son is Jesus at his story-telling best.  No matter how many times we’ve heard it, it still nibbles away at our consciousness in reflection of our own greed and self-righteousness and sinfulness.  Doesn’t it?  But I think ... Read More »