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Preparing for Eternal Life Part One: Obedience to God’s Law

In Daniel 12:2 we read, “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” In our daily lives, we often get caught up in our daily trials and struggles; work, family, finances, etc., and because of this we fail [...]

By |March 16th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

Living the Lord’s Sacred Law

As we continue to reflect upon our Savior Jesus and His great love for us this Lenten season, we remember that He has called us to follow His commandments. The commandments He gave us first were given to Moses and the Israelites at the time of their Exodus through Egypt, and continued in Jesus’ own [...]

By |March 16th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

Penance Part 2: How to Make a Holy Confession

Last week I talked why we go to confession, so this week I will talk about how to make a holy confession. I have put it list form: Remember that the sacrament of reconciliation is nothing to be afraid of. It is a celebration of God’s great gift of mercy. Jesus in the gospels preached [...]

By |March 2nd, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

Penance, Part 1: Why does the Church teach that sacramental confession should be to a Priest?

During the Lenten season, we are called to do greater acts of penance to show our Lord that we love him  and truly never want to be separated from Him in the life to come. The word Lent is an Anglo Saxon word meaning “springtime.” Springtime is the season of new beginnings, fresh growth, and [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

The Season of Lent is Upon Us

As we know from our Ash Wednesday gospel reading that we hear every year, the three important calls of Lent are to deepen our conversion through acts of alms giving, fasting, and extra prayer. These traditionally throughout the history of Christianity have been ways to make reparation for our sins in order to receive deeper [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

The Power of Christ’s Authority

This week, the Gospel of Mark focuses on the teaching authority of Jesus. Mark notes that it is unlike that of the scribes or the Pharisees. After he performs the miracle of healing the man with the unclean spirit, all were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

The Miracles of Jesus

Now that we are back in Ordinary Time, in our weekday liturgies we are hearing more and more about the miracles of Jesus. These stories come to us from the gospel writer, Mark, who was the first evangelist to write about the life Jesus around 60 AD. His gospel starts by going right into the [...]

By |January 19th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

A Lesson from the Holy Family

This week as we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family, there was one verse in scripture that really stuck out to me as I pondered the age in which we live in. In our world today, we live with so many distractions that we often do not remain consistent in our prayer lives. The verse [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

Christ, The Light of the World

Dear Friends in Christ, The question has often come to me: Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? This is very good question considering some theologians, after analyzing the scriptures, have thought that there is good support that Jesus was born in springtime (April 17 is the date that a lot of people believe).  [...]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

It’s Time to Renew Our Commitment to Stewardship – Download your form and return to church office ASAP!

2017 Stewardship Form Copies are also available in the Gathering Space. Please return by December 3!

By |November 24th, 2017|Front Page|0 Comments