Monthly Archives: January 2014

Week of February 9, 2014

“You are the light of the world.” These are the words of Jesus to his disciples, to us. Our first reading today from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah speaks to how we are called to be light. Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you […]

Week of February 2, 2014

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  In older understandings of the liturgical year, today’s feast, forty days after Christmas, brought the celebration of the Nativity to a formal conclusion. Previously, this day was known as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and focused on Mary’s observance of the Jewish […]

Week of January 26, 2014

In today’s first reading Isaiah speaks words of hope to a people forced into exile, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light…You have brought them abundant joy…”  In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus is seen as the fulfillment of that prophecy.  He is that great light.  As soon as Jesus begins […]

The Diocese is in its third and final phase of its Forward in Faith Campaign.  So far the Campaign has received $9,134,449 in pledges.  Our parish has contributed 53 pledges amounting to $106,190.  Thanks to everyone who made a pledge.  If you are interested in making a pledge to the Campaign, there are brochures and […]

Week of January 12, 2014

Times of change (e.g. change of one’s career, change of one’s way of life) are times of risk and uncertainty.  At such times people become very vulnerable.  What they need most is someone to give them support and encouragement. When the American writer, Maya Angelou, was growing up she didn’t see her mother very much.  […]