Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 2/02/24

Love & Marriage Total ♥ Faithful ♥ Fruitful ♥ Free

By Theresa Notare, “I believe that most people enter marriage wanting the best for their spouses and themselves. They want their love to last forever. They hope life won't be too hard and that they too can have the ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/31/24

Change for Mass Intentions on certain Major Holidays Easter + Christmas + All Souls + Our Lady of Guadalupe + Mother’s Day + Father’s Day A longstanding custom in the Catholic Church is to have a Mass offered for a particular intention (i.e., world peace, the country, benefactors) or ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/22/24

Thank you, thank you for your faithfulness, joyfulness & generosity in bountifully bringing the Second Quarter of our parish fiscal year to a successful close. Our fiscal year runs 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. As commonly happens, giving increased in December with increased attendance during Advent ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/12/24

We (briefly) return to wearing green and “Ordinary” time this weekend after all the joy, excitement, and grandeur of the Christmas season. By “Ordinary”, the Church does not envision mundane or blasé. “Ordinary” first comes from the term “Ordinal”, as in “to count” and short for ‘ordinal number’. It ... Read More »

The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/03/24

Many of you have seen Aaron Noll around the parish in the Fall during one of his ministry weekends with Holy Family or perhaps at RCIA. Well, we will all be seeing a lot more of Aaron in the coming months. Starting this week, Aaron will be full time ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Holy Family

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/03/24

The Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, our parish patronal title, is celebrated this Sunday. We are blessed to have the ‘big three’ to lead us closer to God the Father in the Spirit – Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Together and individually, they show us ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/03/24

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/03/24

The Christmas Season will soon be upon us – and we want to help you and your family get ready for Both the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas next weekend! This year, the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas day fall consecutively on a Sunday and Monday. With ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 1/03/24

This Second Sunday of Advent, the Responsorial Psalm expresses a deep desire for the day when “Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss” (Psalm 85:11). I have always found this line incredibly, strikingly beautiful. In nearly every corner of our community, there is a tremendous felt ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 12/01/23

The December Holiday season is upon us with all its rush & busy. The Gospel repeats the idea of “Watching”, but why? For ‘the time will come…like a man traveling abroad” (Mk 13:33). To me, travel is always a hurried and rushed activity. Whether it is trying to ‘make ... Read More »

Subscribe

RSS Feed

Archive


Access all blogs

Subscribe to all of our blogs