May 22nd – VI Sunday of Easter

My Dear Friends, Last Sunday, Father Omar announced in this space that Archbishop Wenski has appointed him as the new administrator of St. Katherine Drexel in Weston. While we are obviously saddened to lose such a wonderful priest, we congratulate Father Omar for soon he will be charged with shepherding a parish, and I thank …

May 15th – V Sunday of Easter

This weekend’s column is written by Fr. Omar Ayubi. Dear Family: In today’s Gospel the Lord is giving us an enormous responsibility. He is giving us a new commandment, as he did to his disciples during the Last Supper: “Love one another.” Furthermore, Jesus added an important thing right after that: “This is how all …

May 8th – IV Sunday of Easter

My Dear Friends: Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers! It is only right that we celebrate this day during the Month of Mary. We turn to her maternal protection during these trying times when we all need the maternal embrace of our Blessed Mother as we wander through this vale of tears. The reason …

May 1st – III Sunday of Easter

My Dear Friends: Today the liturgy presents us with one of my favorite gospel scenes: the Risen Jesus appearing to the disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Why was Jesus waiting for the disciples on the shore? St. Gregory the Great offers an explanation: We may ask why, after Jesus’ Resurrection, he …

April 24th – Divine Mercy Sunday

My Dear Friends: Happy Divine Mercy Sunday! What a beautiful Holy Week and Easter Week we have just had! We thank all of you for your prayerful participation in the most holy days of the year. Our church was full (really full) , our confession lines were long, the music was divine, and I kept …

April 17th – Easter Sunday

My Dear Friends: Happy Easter! We welcome all our parishioners and all of those visiting our beautiful church to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord! “The joy of the resurrection renews the whole world.” –From the Old Translation of the First Easter Preface We are filled with overwhelming joy on the Easter morning. We have …

April 10th – Palm Sunday

My Dear Friends: Holy Week is here! The most important week of the year. And so I present you with a very simple question: how do you intend to spend this week? We cannot go about the activities of the next seven days as if it were just another week. The events of Holy Week …

April 3rd – V Sunday of Lent

My Dear Friends: Since Holy Week is now a week away and we start to hasten towards Easter, I wanted to offer you excerpts and reflection on my homily last week on The Prodigal Son. This is such a timeless parable that continues to move us as it surely moved those who heard it from …

March 27th – IV Sunday of Lent

My Dear Friends:         On March 15, Archbishop Wenski promulgated a letter that I would like to share with you today. In it he ends the dispensation that has been in place since the pandemic began and restores the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. The letter starts off with a quote from the Catechism of …