The word “sacrifice” has a very special meaning. It comes to us from Latin and it means “making something holy”. When we sacrifice of ourselves for others or for a good cause, we are recognizing the holiness that is around us and how we want to generously make our world a more “sacred” place. Our support of the Faith, Hope and Courage outreach that we are now engaged in is a good example of this. Our self-sacrifice will benefit our parish community and all of the ministries t
My thanks to all who continue to support our parish in this very difficult time. The Faith, Hope and Courage campaign is enabling us to do this. The dedication of our parishioners in time, talent and treasure makes all the difference! We know that the Apostle Peter had a special place among the followers of Jesus. He was recognized as the leader of the Apostles. Our whole idea of the Pope in Rome being a successor of St. Peter is key to our worldwide outreach in ministry! St.
Because August 15 falls on a Saturday this year, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary is not a formal Holy Day. Yet we remember the truth of our faith, that Mary, the Mother of God, is now in eternal life in heaven in a very special way. Her love for her son Jesus is an example of devotion for all of us! This weekend, we are also initiating an outreach under the protection of the Virgin Mary. Faith, Hope and Courage is its name. We are reaching out to all parish members in thi
Jesus truly is the Son of God. This is the basic part of our faith. In the Gospel reading this weekend, Jesus gives us a sign of His divinity as He walks on water before His disciples. Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize the divinity of Jesus when we have not personally witnessed so great an event. But, if we think about it, we have all had miracles take place in our lives. When a particular situation might have seemed hopeless, the love of God through Jesus Christ sus