Weekly Bulletin


Weekly Bulletin

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! This past Sunday, at the end of Gospel, Jesus said “I am the bread of life: whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Jesus is telling us that He is the bread of life and that we need eat of the bread of His word, we need to have an intimate relationship with Him. To do this we have to know His Word. The Word of God challenged us to look at God’s generosity and to respond in kind. His love for us is...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! On July 1, 2018, the parish began a new fiscal year. In reviewing the parish’s financial books for the fiscal year just completed, I found both good news and bad news. The good news is that that the people of this parish who attend Mass on Sunday have continued to be good stewards in supporting your parish. While we are not a wealthy parish, we were to end the year in the black. For the first time in a long time we were able to pay off the past debt to the...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! After the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass I went to the Athletic Club and had a hard work out. When I got back to the rectory, in an attempt to cool off, I opened the ice box (the frig) and discovered a bowl of cold seedless watermelon. I took it out and began to eat a piece after piece after piece. Boy was it good. It was so refreshing. As I was enjoying the last piece, I thought how great it is to be able to live in a country that gives me...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! As I was looking over some of the letters that I have written for Father’s Day, I came across one of my Little John Everett’s stories and I would like to share it with you once again. We were eating breakfast at one of the local tacorias when little John Everett climbed up into his father’s lap and rested in his father’s arms. His mother looked up and said, “Want to come to Mommy?” “No,” he responded, “I want to hold Daddy.” There was a certain comfort just resting in his father’s...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! As Catholics we believe that the Mass is the greatest prayer we can offer. In fact, the word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving. So we can say the Mass is the greatest prayer of thanksgiving that we can offer. We also believe that the Eucharist is the very core of what we believe as Catholics. Remember that the Mass is a community prayer and not a private prayer, nor is it the priest’s Mass in which you are allowed to participate. The Mass is not a memorial of the Last Supper, it is a...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Today, in the Church’s liturgical calendar, we celebrate the Feast of the Corpus Christ, the Body and Blood of Jesus. This is the patron feast of our diocese and our city. Our diocese is the only diocese in the world that bears the name of “Corpus Christi – Body of Christi,” The name was given to this city when the Spanish explorer Peñeda landed here on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Today we give thanks to the Lord for the great gift that He has given us in the Eucharist. While celebrating...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! his evening at the at the Life Teen Mass we will honor the 2018 graduates. It is a time for the graduates and their families to give thanks to the Lord Jesus for helping them reach this milestone in their lives and to ask that on this Pentecost Sunday He will send the Holy Spirit to guide the graduates as they take the next step in life whether it be entering college or the workforce. I would hope the graduates choose to continue their education since a good education builds a solid...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Where would we be without our mothers? Without my mother I would not be here today writing this letter! I wouldn’t even be celebrating this Mass with you today! I thank God that she and my farther were open to life! She was the one who not only changed my diapers, but she had to wash them as well (There were no disposable diapers in those days!). She would have to soak them in the toilet and then wash them in the “ringer” washer. There was no automatic washing machine either. The...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Every year as May 9th approaches, I find myself reflecting on my priestly ordination and the call that God the Father has given to me to follow His Son as an ordained priest. Forty-eight years ago today I was making the final plans for my priestly ordination. I remember that I only had a few days to get everything ready since I had planned to be on retreat for three days before the ordination. I was so excited. Bishop Thomas Drury had agreed to ordain me on the Saturday before Mother’s Day...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Every Sunday we normally listen to a reading from the Old Testament which is usually connected to the message of the Gospel for that Sunday. But this is not the case during the Easter Season. During this special time the Liturgy of the Word begins with a reading from the Acts of the Apostles where St. Luke gives us an inside view of the early church and how those first Christians worshiped. It was common for them to gather in the home of one or another of the baptized members. These gathering...


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