Before I begin, just another thank-you to all who came to my installation this past Saturday and made it a beautiful and memorable experience for me and the parish. It was an awesome evening and all of you blessed me in a great way. In [...]
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Good afternoon parishioners of St. John’s and Immaculate Conception! May God give you His peace! Happy feast day of St. Teresa of Avila! I offered Mass today in the rectory for all of you and in thanksgiving for my new assignment as Pastor, which became effective at [...]
The Divine Doctor Comes to HEAL from within! Sermon by St. Augustine “There are men who want to live a good life and have already decided to do so, but are not capable of bearing sufferings even though they are ready to do good. Now it is [...]
Happy Feast Day of St. Matthew, The Apostle! The Calling of Saint Matthew is a masterpiece by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, depicting the moment at which Jesus Christ inspires Matthew to follow him. It was completed in 1599–1600 for the Contarelli Chapel in the church of the [...]
From a homily on Matthew by Saint John Chrysostom, bishop (Hom. 50:3-4: PG 58, 508-509) Do not adorn the church and ignore your afflicted brother Do you want to honor Christ’s body? Then do not scorn him in his nakedness, nor honor him here in the church [...]
“You inspire us, O Lord, to delight in praising you because you made us for yourself; our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” – St Augustine Feast Day: August 28th
Transition underway! “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain.” – John 15:16 As I prepare to go to another section of the vineyard of our Lord it has been such a [...]
Three more quotes to brighten your day... – Psalm 121:1-2 – Daniel 3:74-76 – 1 Peter 5:7
Relax! God is in control! – Proverbs 3:5
JESUS I Trust in YOU! “In tasting the gall Jesus took on himself the bitterness and toil of man’s mortal, painful life. By drinking the vinegar he made his own the degradation men had suffered, and in the same act gave us the grace to better our [...]