We can think of our family as sometimes being a blessing and sometimes being a challenge! But the two concepts of “blessing” and “challenge” often go together. Who knows us better than our family? Who can challenge us better than our family to truly be honest and good?


A parish community is a place where many people come together to grow in faith. Sometimes this is quite harmonious and sometimes we can encounter difficulties. But working and praying together, people of faith can move forward in important ways. The many ministries and...

Summer is a great time for vacations. It is also a time in which we can reconnect with friends and family in so many ways. We pray for all those who are on vacation at this time. May they be renewed in every way.

Like the Apostles in today’s Gospel, all of us are sent f...

During this coming week, on July 11, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Benedict. He was the founder of monasteries in the western Church and is known as a great man of prayer.

We are fortunate to have a Benedictine monastery in our diocese … St. Leo Abbey which is in P...

This weekend marks the first year anniversary of my being pastor here at St. Cecelia Parish. I want to thank all of our clergy, staff and parishioners for making this a very happy and productive year for us. I truly feel blessed to be here and I am so thankful for the...

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