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Pastor’s Column ~ 1st Sunday of Advent ~ December 2, 2018

My sisters and brothers in Christ, Today’s readings exhort us to be vigilant for Advent. This is not a time for passivity, for God is at work, fulfilling his promises and crafting signs and wonders attesting to His glory.  “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” William Butler Yeats’ poem begins, “I will arise and go now, and [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – November 25, 2018

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,   On this final Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. We acknowledge Jesus as King of the Universe, of the earth and of our lives.   This does not mean Jesus imposes himself or that we impose on others. Imposition takes away something essential - freedom. [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column ~33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 18, 2018

Dear sisters and brothers,   This Sunday is the second to last Sunday of our liturgical year. As we approach the end of the Church year, our Gospel invites us to consider Jesus’ predictions and teaching about the end of the world. In the context of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ words about this are spoken to [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column ~ Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 11, 2018

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,   Jesus expects us to trust Him completely.  Many of us are not quite so sure that we can trust Him, even though we want to trust Him.  The widow in the first reading shows us how a person can trust completely, even to the point of giving up [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

  My sisters and brothers in Christ,   Today the readings invite us to place our love of God before all else in our lives.  Already in the Old Testament, the prophets and many of the writers recognized that God must come first. When God is first, our lives become ordered and work well. The first [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column ~ 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

My sisters and brothers in Christ,   “The Lord has delivered His people.”  The Prophet Isaiah tells us clearly about the love that God has for His people.  God will do all things for His people.  God will reach out into time and history to draw us to Himself.  Yes, God can be tough and [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column

                            29th Sunday in Ordinary Time                              Isaiah 53:10-11, Hebrews 4:14-16, Mark 10:35-45     My sisters and brothers in the Lord,   Jesus shows us the way to give glory to the Father:  become the servant of all and give our lives for others.  Are we willing to do that? The first reading today is [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time   

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 14, 2018 Wisdom 7:7-11, Hebrews 4:12-13, Mark 10:17-30   Dear sisters and brothers in the Lord,   Last Sunday we listened to readings about married life. This Sunday we have readings that speak about the interior life of anyone who wants to seek God with strong intensity, married or single. [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

27th Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Genesis 2:18-24, Hebrews 2:9-11, Mark 10:2-16 The wedding reception disc jockey played a song that drew everyone, young and old, to the dance floor. I was left alone at the table with the aunt and uncle of the bride. During the meal I had learned that the bride's uncle, a retired NYPD detective who was [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time   

Wisdom 2:12, 17-30, James 3:16 - 4:3, Mark 9:30-37   Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, There is a clear focus in today’s first reading and in the Gospel on the necessity for humility and service in those who claim to be followers of God. These qualities are important in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Announcements, Fr. Valery|0 Comments