April 11th – Divine Mercy Sunday

My Dear Parish Family:               What a Holy Week we just celebrated! This was the first Holy Week we celebrated together in two years because of Covid, and boy did we celebrate! Every liturgy, every song, every word that was prayed was said with such fervor that you could feel the church shake as the …

April 4th – Easter Sunday

My dear parish family, Happy Easter! You have no idea how happy your parish priests are to welcome you home to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord after spending it apart last year. May our church shake with joy this day as our Alleluia’s are sung with even greater fervor. We were quiet last year …

March 28th – Palm Sunday

My Dear Friends: What a difference a year makes! Last year when I sat down to write this column for Palm Sunday, it was to detail to each of you how to best experience Holy Week at home since our church was closed, and we were forced to celebrate the most important week of the …

March 21st – V Sunday of Lent

My Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent which begins the last two weeks of Lent also known as “Passiontide.” Now we begin our immediate preparation to meditate on the sorrowful events of the Passion of our Lord which we will hear recounted next week on Palm Sunday of the Passion of …

March 14th – IV Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday

My Dear Friends: This coming Friday, March 19, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Being that Pope Francis has declared this the “Year of St. Joseph,” it takes on a special significance and also because we celebrate it during our Lenten journey. In his Apostolic Letter, “Patris Corde” (With a Father’s Heart) which the Holy …

March 7th – III Sunday of Lent

My Dear Friends: Rehab can often get violent. When we are trying to recover from an addiction or a vice, things may get messy. So it stands to reason that when we turn away from the vice of sin, the devil will do everything in his power to fight us and cause havoc. But that’s …