Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Maria Franxman on 5/13/22

Christus Resurrexit, Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!!! Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!!

Blessings, prayers, gratitude, and thanks to all our moms in the parish and our families. We wouldn’t be here without you… literally! But even beyond the infinite gift of life, there are the countless intangible ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Maria Franxman on 5/06/22

Christus Resurrexit, Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!!! Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!!   An Easter Message from Archbishop Charles C. Thompson

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The Scripture readings for the Easter season remind us that God is always with us, accompanying us (as Pope ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Maria Franxman on 4/29/22

Christus Resurrexit, Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!!! Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!!

The Season of Easter is a particular time to rejoice in the Church. We will hear for the next 7 weeks’ readings from the Acts of the Apostles. This is not to take the focus ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Posted by Maria Franxman on 4/22/22

Christus Resurrexit, Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!!! Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!!

The Transformation, the Newness, the Resurrected Life in Christ is precisely the culmination and completion of all of God’s Mercy. What is mercy? But Love, Compassion, Kindness, and Forbearance shown to and extended to one ... Read More »

Easter Sunday

Posted by Maria Franxman on 4/14/22

Christus Resurrexit, Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!!! Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!!

As we experience the Good News of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this Easter Sunday, I thought this excerpt from a sermon by Saint Pope Leo the Great (Sermo 15, De passione Domini, ... Read More »

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Posted by Maria Franxman on 4/08/22

Passiontide to Palm Sunday to the Paschal Mystery

Is your Passiontide life looking any different than your normal days, even your ‘normal’ Lenten days? If not, you may want to ask yourself if the coming Paschal Mystery celebration – Christ’s Suffering, Death, and Resurrection – are truly central to ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 4/01/22

Welcome to Passiontide!

Starting with the 5th Sunday of Lent through the Holy Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday of the Easter Vigil). During these last days of Lent, we are challenged to set aside the goods of this world more intentionally, so as to be more ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 3/25/22

Lætare Jerusalem: et conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam: gaudete cum lætitia, qui in tristitia fuistis: ut exsultetis, et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestræ.   Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast.

No matter ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 3/18/22

“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)  

On Good Friday, we will hear once again from the Gospel of John how “immediately blood and water ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 3/10/22

“While He was praying, His face changed in appearance and His clothing became dazzling white” (Lk 9:29)

Jesus climbs the mountain and enters into prayer. There, He is transfigured. Prayer has a way of doing that. And not just if you’re the Son of God! As sons and daughters ... Read More »

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