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Pastor’s Column – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 19, 2020

Is 49: 3. 5-6, I Cor 1: 1-3, John 1: 29-34 A lesson from John the Baptist: They say that we see other people not as they are but as we are. The following story illustrates the truth of this. Once upon a time there was a king who called one of his servants. The [...]

By |January 17th, 2020|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – The Baptism of the Lord – January 12, 2020

Is 42: 1-4.6-7, Acts 10:34-38, Mt 3: 13-17   The RICE of Baptism In Rwanda the baptism of a child is usually followed by a happy reception where children are sure to eat one thing, rice. As a result, the baptism dress is sometimes referred to as your rice dress. Thinking of baptism easily makes people think [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – The Epiphany of the Lord – January 5, 2020

  Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord                                                  Is 60:1-6, Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6, Mt 2:1-12    Dear sisters and brothers in the Lord,   Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you!  This great solemnity of the Epiphany is about God showing Himself to us, in so many ways.  Yet, unless [...]

By |January 3rd, 2020|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – December 29, 2019

Feast of the Holy Family             Sirach 3: 2-6, 12-14, Colossians 3: 12-21, Matthew 2: 13-15, 19-23     Dear sisters and brothers in the Lord,   Just a few days ago we heard St. Luke describe the birth of Jesus at Bethlehem. Although the manger may not have been the Ritz, we imagined a scene described in the [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 22, 2019

Isaiah 7: 10-14, Rom 1: 1-7, Mt 1: 18-24 Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, We read almost every day about the problems in the Middle East. This is nothing new. Seven hundred thirty years before Christ there were problems too. The dominant power in the Middle East at that time was Assyria, an especially [...]

By |December 21st, 2019|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – Third Sunday of Advent – December 15, 2019

Is 35: 1-6a, 10, James 5: 7-10, Mt 11:2-11     My sisters and brothers in Christ,   Today is Gaudete Sunday. “Gaudete” means rejoice. It is true, the celebration of the birth of Jesus is just a week and a half away, but the Lord himself is near as we gather together in faith [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – Second Sunday of Advent – December 8, 2019

Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-9, Matthew 3:1-12     Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,   We live in a very fast-moving world. Our computers boot up in seconds. High-speed Internet allows us to have all kinds of information at our fingertips. News around the world is broadcast instantly. We rush to get to work and rush [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – First Sunday of Advent – December 1, 2019

Is 2: 1-5, Rom 13: 11-14, Mt 24: 37-44 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today we begin a new Liturgical year, the liturgy invites us to come to the house of God, so that God may teach us his ways and help us to walk in his light. As we gather in the house [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – November 24, 2019

First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-3. Second Reading: Colossians 1:12-20, Gospel: Luke 23:35-43     My sisters and brothers,   Christ the King!  So many of us no longer have any sense of what it means to have a king over us, a ruler who makes all the important decisions, a ruler who truly cares of us and [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Pastor’s Column – Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 17, 2019

Malachi 3: 19-20a, Thessalonians 3: 7-12, Luke 21: 5-19   "By your perseverance you will secure your lives."    Here in the northern hemisphere, in November, Mother Nature and Mother Church conspire to remind us that our life on earth is valuable and beautiful, but also short and only part of the story. If we [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments