Thank you for celebrating my 40th anniversary with me last weekend.  There was a request for a copy of the blessing that Rich did for me after communion.  I liked it very much, too. Always for Others By Easter Almuena You are the image and likeness of God But with you the morning awakens With […]

Jesus said to his disciples, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Jn. 14:15 Clearly Jesus was not talking about the Ten Commandments.  What commandments was he talking about?  A look at the Gospels will provide some clues as to the answer.  There are certain do’s and don’ts he talked about that are […]

Mother’s Day: Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless our mother. Let the example of her faith and love shine forth. Grant that we her family, may honor her always with a spirit of profound respect. Deacon Bill Fox:  Congratulations on your ordination […]

During mass some years ago, a priest was using the penitential rite for the blessing of people with holy water.  As he began the rite, the priest realized that the sacramentary (the book we now refer to as the Roman Missal) had been left in the sacristy.  Without a word, the priest immediately left to […]

There is a disturbing little story about a dying Buddhist monk who asked a Catholic priest to instruct him in the truths of the faith.  The priest did his best to comply with the monk’s wishes. Afterwards the monk thanked him, but added, “You filled my mind with beautiful thoughts, but you left my heart […]

This Wednesday, April 26th, our diocese is having its first annual day of prayer for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, particularly those abused by someone in the Catholic Church.  We pray along with their families, friends, and our entire community.  At the morning mass that day we will pray for continued healing and […]

Happy Easter! Welcome to all who join us for this Easter celebration.  Our hope is that you always feel welcome here.  There are many people who have worked hard to provide beautiful liturgies during Lent and Holy Week.  There is an African wisdom that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  In the […]