Reflections

“Increase Our Faith”

Posted on September 26, 2022
27th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year C  Every week I celebrate funeral Masses for parishioners who have passed away. These events always give me much to think about, but especially the fact that life is very fragile. We never [read more...]

How to Skip Purgatory

Posted on September 21, 2022
We all want to be saints, but the struggle against sin and selfishness can feel overwhelming. There may be days where we might feel satisfied simply making it to purgatory rather than entering the pearly gates. But is this lukewarm [read more...]

Don’t Wait (Until It’s Too Late)

Posted on September 20, 2022
26th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year C  The first reading for this Sunday tells us that the people were of Joseph. What does this mean? “Joseph” is the son of Jacob, who had a coat of many colors and [read more...]

Why Do We Do That? Catholic Life Explained

Posted on September 19, 2022
Question: Who is St. Jerome and why is he so significant that we honored him with a feast on September 30? Answer: St. Jerome (345–420) was considered the greatest biblical scholar of his day, conversant with Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. [read more...]

Featured Video: St. Therese of Lisieux

Posted on September 19, 2022
At 15 years old, Therese Martin convinced her father to take her to Rome to beg Pope Leo XIII for permission to enter the Carmelite monastery. Finally admitted, she experienced the joys and rigors of monastic life. She further made [read more...]

Why Do We Do That? Catholic Life Explained

Posted on September 13, 2022
Question: Why do we celebrate Catechetical Sunday? Answer: The mission of the church reflects the mission of Jesus to teach, preach, heal, and forgive. Through these acts, Jesus shares the good news of salvation and invites all people to share [read more...]