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April 24, 2022 - Peace be with you!

Posted by David Southworth on 4/20/22

PRAYER:  April 24 is the 2nd Sunday of Easter and it’s also Divine Mercy Sunday.  We will recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy together after each of our 3 weekend masses to partake of the great graces this prayer brings us as it was given to St Faustina Kowalska ... Read More »

April 17, 2022 - Easter: He is Risen

Posted by David Southworth on 4/11/22

PRAYER:  Alleluia He is Risen!!.... After the blessing of the new fire at the Easter Vigil, the Priest cuts a cross into the new Paschal Candle saying:  “Christ yesterday and today; the Beginning and the End; the Alpha; and the Omega.  All time belongs to him; and all the ... Read More »

April 10, 2022 Pray with Jesus

Posted by David Southworth on 4/05/22

PRAYER:  We are at Palm Sunday….!!... and we read and hear and enter into Jesus’ Passion and Death (this year from the Gospel of Luke).  This is the beginning of Holy Week.  We are all invited to encounter Jesus anew in our lives… considering who He is…. What He ... Read More »

April 3, 2022 God is Powerful!

Posted by David Southworth on 4/05/22

PRAYER:  Do you get discouraged and distressed sometimes?... even maybe depressed?.... Clinical depression is real and medical help should be found… but sometimes we just need to remember that we have a great God who loves us, can do great things… and that things will be better in the ... Read More »

Mar 27, 2022 - Mary bring Peace

Posted by David Southworth on 3/23/22

PRAYER:  I write this on Wednesday, March 23, 2022; Pope Francis is scheduled to consecrate the world, and specifically Russia and Ukraine, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25 at about 1:30 pm our local time.  This is to fulfill precisely the request of Our Lady ... Read More »

March 20, 2022 - God is Real

Posted by David Southworth on 3/23/22

PRAYER:  Is God real and should we pay attention to Him?..... ageless question… In our first reading this weekend we see Moses tending the flocks and surprised to see a bush on fire but not being consumed.  Moses then has an encounter with God…. God tells Moses His name ... Read More »

Mar 13, 2022 "Mere Julie"

Posted by David Southworth on 3/09/22

After we moved the tabernacle behind the altar, we decided to move the statue of Saint Julie Billiart from our vestibule to the open space.  We brought the statue of “Mere Julie” from Holy Name of Jesus Church on South St.

Who is Saint Julie Billiart? from the Sr’s website: “Sisters ... Read More »

Mar 6, 2022 - Pray, Fast, Charity

Posted by David Southworth on 3/09/22

PRAYER:  Well Lent 2022 is finally here!!.... We are called again to grow closer to our God…. Through Prayer, …. Fasting… and Almsgiving – Charity.  May you have a holy Lent this year!

And let’s keep Ukraine front and center in our prayers….. please.

PARISH MAINTENANCE: Nothing new to ... Read More »

Feb 27, 2022 Bear Fruit in Jesus

Posted by David Southworth on 3/09/22

PRAYER:  We want to do good, to bear much fruit in our lives…. Our readings this weekend include Jesus saying:  “For every tree is known by its own fruit…… A good person out of the goodness in his heart produces good….”… Sirach counsels that “The fruit of a tree ... Read More »

Feb 20, 2022 - Pray and Pray some more!

Posted by David Southworth on 2/16/22

PRAYER:  We must remember we are not about the work of humans…. But the work of God… and therefore we need to pray constantly!..... We “work as if it depends on us, but pray as if it depends on God!” (seems like it comes from Augustine, Ignatius or Loyola).  ... Read More »