From Our Parochial Vicor

01-22-2023Pastor's LetterFr. Oliver Vietor

Hello,

There is often some confusion about the sacrament of Anointing. While I can’t answer every question here, I can give some basic information that may be helpful to you. In the first place, this sacrament is the same thing as what used to be called the last rites. In other words, Anointing is the last rites of the Church.

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A Letter from our Pastor

01-15-2023Pastor's LetterFr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

This Monday the office will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be morning confessions and Mass but no evening confessions or Mass. This is a big week for the parish. This week begins the painting of the church.

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The Epiphany of the Lord

01-08-2023Pastor's LetterFr. John Muir

A friend of mine is a young priest who teaches high school physics at a Catholic boys’ prep school. Like many today, the boys often think science and religion are enemies. So, he delights in their raised eyebrows when he reminds them his first full-time job as a priest was to be an astrophysicist.

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Mary, The Holy Mother of God

01-01-2023Pastor's LetterFr. John Muir

We hide ourselves and our secrets from God because we are afraid. Even Mary can seem too perfect to approach. The shepherds find the strength to speak to Mary and Joseph at the moment they see the child in the manger. They open their hearts and share what they’ve experienced.

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Merry Christmas

12-25-2022Pastor's LetterFr. Dan Connealy

Merry Christmas!

What a great gift to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ this Sunday! I would like to share with you something that is not very well known, but read or chanted at Mass during the Night each Christmas. It is simply titled, “The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,” and it recounts the historical setting in which the Nativity occurs.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

12-18-2022Gospel ReflectionFr. John Muir

A seminary professor of mine once said, “Don’t confuse enthusiasm for a virtue with the virtue itself.” How easy it’s been in my life as a priest to talk about the greatest of virtues — love — and totally fail to live up to its concrete demands!

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Third Sunday of Advent

12-11-2022Pastor's LetterFr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

Gaudete! Rejoice! This Sunday the universal Church celebrates Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent. This name comes from the entrance antiphon for the Mass in which we hear, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.”

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Second Sunday of Advent

12-04-2022Pastor's LetterFr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

It is great to be in the season of Advent! Last Sunday began the new liturgical year as we anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. The prayers of the Mass, the antiphons, and readings are full of joyful expectation.

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Merry Christmas!

What a great gift to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ this Sunday! I would like to share with you something that is not very well known, but read or chanted at Mass during the Night each Christmas. It is simply titled, “The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,” and it recounts the historical setting in which the Nativity occurs.

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