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Pastor’s Post

Thank You for your kindness and willingness to serve.

by Fr. Rich

After a beautiful and prayerful Holy Week and an uplifting Easter celebration, I just wanted to take this moment to say Thank You to all who make this possible. Father Tom and our Deacons add so much to our liturgical celebrations and are a great help to me personally. All those who minister at the […]

Happy Easter!

by Fr. Rich

We finished our forty day lenten journey of sacrifice and have come now to the great feast of the Resurrection. It is a feast of new life, new beginnings and a renewed and stronger faith. I’m sure everyone will be celebrating today with family and friends. Maybe it will be a family meal and get […]

Powerful symbol of faith.

by Fr. Rich

How do you pass on a living faith to the next generation? A religious sociologist did a survey. His results showed that one of the highest factors of passing on the faith came in homes where religious objects, artworks, and symbols were commonplace. It could be a family Bible, a religious icon or a crucifix. […]

Where do we see Jesus?

by Fr. Rich

In the start of today’s Gospel, some Greeks said to Philip, “We would like to see Jesus!” In my priesthood, I’ve been asked that many times, from little children asking what does Jesus look like, to teenagers questioning their faith, to adults wondering if God is really present in our world with all the bad […]

Faith is not a reward, it’s a gift that we’re given.

by Fr. Rich

Grandma was in her glory because her grandchildren were circled all around her. She gloried in their presence, looking at each fresh-scrubbed face, peering, it seemed, deep down into each of their souls. And she liked what she saw. “Aren’t you beautiful!” she would say to the girls, and “Don’t you look handsome!” she would […]

Renewal of Faith

by Fr. Rich

In today’s Gospel, we hear and see Jesus chasing the vendors out of the temple: “stop making my Father’s House a marketplace.” The Early Christians were not perfect, but as a community they tried to seek the best way to live the Christian life. How about us today? We are not perfect but do we […]

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 […]