Posts from September 2021

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Standing on God’s side.

by Fr. Rich

At the height of Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was asked to lead a large gathering of Union forces in a prayer to God that He might be on their side. Lincoln stood up and said: “Sir, I am not really concerned about whether God is on our side. I am very concerned whether we are […]

Is God asking you to be his messenger to someone today?

by Fr. Rich

Mark had just gotten off a commuter train when an older woman asked for directions. She was supposed to meet a friend who was taking a particular bus to a particular spot near the train station. She had some trouble with the English language, and the instructions from her friend were not great. Mark walked […]

Start of a new school year and our CCD Classes.

by Fr. Rich

Today we invite the children together to start off a new school year and our CCD Classes. Do you know what the letters CCD stand for? It means Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. A mouthful to say religion classes. Our children, who don’t attend Catholic School, attend these classes once a week over the course of […]

Happy Labor Day!

by Fr. Rich

In 1981, Saint Pope John Paul II wrote an encyclical entitled “On Human Labor.” “Work is a good thing for man – a good thing for his humanity – because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also achieves fulfillment as a human being and indeed, in […]