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Pentecost

Posted by Brenda Collins

Pentecost   June 9, 2019 Some years ago, one of Great Britain’s leading theologians was being considered for the position of Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth.  Some questioned his competency and whether the candidate was solid enough in his understanding of their faith.  In his interview, an extremely conservative ... Read More »

Feast of the Ascension

Posted by Brenda Collins

Feast of the Ascension June 2, 2019 A few weeks ago I gathered with a group of priests to celebrate our ordination anniversaries.   There was, between us, over 340 years of ordained service.  One in attendance, however, was a young man that was not yet ordained; he was to ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Sixth Sunday of Easter May 26, 2019 May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth. Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your Apostles, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. The peace of the Lord ... Read More »

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 »