Posts by Fr. Rich

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Let God do his work on you.

by Fr. Rich

“This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.” These are the words in today’s Gospel that God speaks about Jesus. It reminded me of my pastor when I was growing up and thinking about the priesthood. He said to me, just pray and God will guide you. At first I was excited in prayer and […]

Our Lenten Journey

by Fr. Rich

As we begin our Lenten journey, let us make it a time of spiritual renewal, especially through prayer and penance. Formerly the six weeks of Lent meant a time of severe penance as a way of purifying ourselves from our sinful habits and getting ready to celebrate the Paschal Mystery (the passion, death and Resurrection […]

THANK YOU from the High School Youth Group

by Fr. Rich

THANK YOU from the High School Youth Group for your support of their annual “Souper Bowl” collection last weekend. Through your support and generosity, they raised $ 1,500.00. This money will be divided and donated to our local food pantries and soup kitchens that serve our community. Thank You and God Bless You!

“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

by Fr. Rich

Rebecca O’Conner is a nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital. When she saw the horrific images of the Asian tsunami, she knew she had to do something, so she flew to Sri Lanka with eight other medical Professionals. They set up a makeshift clinic in a downtown Sri Lankan mosque, treating hundreds of people a […]

World Day of Prayer

by Fr. Rich

Every February, we commemorate World Day of Prayer for the Sick to devote special attention to those who are ill, but it is also a celebration of God’s mercy, especially through the work of those in the healthcare field. In 1992, then Pope John Paul II designation this coming Sunday as that special day of […]

Do our actions speak our words?

by Fr. Rich

I am sure that you have heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” When you listen to today’s Gospel, maybe that is what Jesus was speaking – with authority and not like the scribes. The Scribes and Pharisees spoke but hardly ever backed up those words with action. Jesus spoke and His words came […]

How would you answer if someone asked you to speak to them of God?

by Fr. Rich

Speak to me, O God: Come and See.I asked a poor man: “Please, speak to me ofGod,” and the poor man shared his tea with me.I entreated the house: “Speak to me of God,”and the door opened welcoming me.I asked a child: “Speak to me of God,” and thechild smiled at me.I begged nature: “Speak […]

Church Bells

by Fr. Rich

I announced a few weeks ago that our electronic bell system has broken and is not able to be repaired due to its age. In response to that announcement, we have received an anonymous and generous donation to replace our bell system. The new system is ordered and will be installed in about six weeks. […]

Heartwarming Generosity

by Fr. Rich

A few weeks ago we asked for donations for bedding, pillows, etc. to provide P.A.T.H. (Pocono Area Transitional Housing). They were overwhelmed at the donations and wanted to send their personal thanks on behalf of the clients they serve for your generosity. Also, I would like to say Thank You on behalf of some O.L.V. […]

Who are we looking for in Jesus?

by Fr. Rich

Using today’s Scriptures, let us ask ourselves: Who are we looking for in Jesus? The disciples were looking for a teacher. What are our hearts seeking: a problem solver? a miracle worker? a companion on life’s journey? Whatever it is we are seeking, Christ, the Lord, is always present here in the Eucharist. And He […]