Monday, May 27th, is Memorial Day.  We will have mass in the chapel at 8:00 AM. On Sunday, June 2nd, we are having a New Parishioner Brunch.  It is a way to welcome new parishioners and tell them about our parish.  Invitations have been sent out to new parishioners, but there may be some who […]

Once upon a time a man planted a fruit tree in a forest.  At first the little fruit tree felt lost in the midst of so many great trees.  The sight of those mighty trees made it feel insignificant.  They were so tall, strong, and useful.  It was so small, weak, and useless.  So what […]

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers.  Below is a blessing for mothers.  I encourage you to bless your mother today.  All may stretch out their hands over their mother in a gesture of blessing. Loving God, As a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless our mother. […]

Today we witness the scene of Jesus’ last earthly meal and encounter with his disciples… Although this story sounds like one of the simplest in John’s Gospel, it is full of symbolism.  Seven disciples decide to go fishing…At dawn, the risen Jesus appeared on the shore…He asked his disciples if they had any success.  In […]

The church celebrates divine mercy on the Second Sunday of Easter in part because this Sunday’s Gospel recounts Jesus’ gift of the Spirit to his disciples.  He gave it along with a mission to forgive sins.  The church exercises this gift especially in the sacraments of baptism and reconciliation, but these sacraments are not the […]

In his book A Friendship Like No Other, William Barry, SJ contemplates the Resurrected Jesus.  He reminds us that “facing the full impact of Jesus’ humiliating and painful death on the cross is the only way to experience the real joy of the Resurrection.”  In order to be the Messiah he now is, Jesus had […]

Today we hear Luke’s account of the Passion of our Lord.  In his reflection for today’s gospel Michael Simone, S.J. points out that total obedience to God does not come naturally to most people, as Luke starkly illustrates.  Divided hearts and loyalties are everywhere in Luke’s narrative.  Only Jesus maintains control of his will until […]