In his letter to all of you Bishop Johnston stated that his first hope was that in releasing the list of diocesan clergy with substantiated abuse of minors allegations it will acknowledge the survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their wounds. The bishop also asks us to pray for those who are in need of […]

Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Lk. 14:27 Jesus didn’t hide the reality from his disciples. He pointed out the difficulties, the hardships, and the sacrifices that would be required of those who would follow him.  He told them in no uncertain terms that it wouldn’t […]

Thus says the Lord:  I know their works and their thoughts, and I come to gather nations of every language; they shall come and see my glory. —Isaiah 66:18 In today’s Gospel Jesus picks up on the theme of Isaiah’s prophecy when he describes the people who will be inside the master’s house at the […]

This Sunday we have our Parish Golf Tournament.  Money raised in this tournament is going to pay some of the expenses for concrete repair we have recently done.  We are looking to finish the parking lot this year.  Work is scheduled to begin the middle of September. Friday, 8/23/19, Matthew Kelly is coming to Holy […]

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1-2 Faith is the underlying theme in this week’s readings…Our Gospel begins with Jesus telling his disciples to demonstrate their faith by giving everything away.  He then tells them to obey the dress code for Passover by having their […]

Take care to guard against all greed; one’s life does not consist of possessions. (Lk 12:15) When I was in college, a fellow student came to class one day wearing a shirt that read, “The one who dies with the most toys wins!” Although the saying was an ironic comment on the excesses of the […]

Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples. Lk. 11:1-13 Jesus offers these teachings on prayer during his journey to Jerusalem.  This is especially apt, because it is during this time that he prepares his disciples for their own ministry.  Luke presents a version of the Lord’s Prayer as a summary introduction […]