Reflections

A Call for Patience and Charity

Posted on January 25, 2022
Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C Sometimes the things that we need to hear for the salvation of our souls are not the things that we want to hear. The truth—God’s Truth—demands that we change our hearts and change [read more...]

Connected With God’s Love

Posted on January 18, 2022
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C Every moment of our lives is permeated by the Presence of God Who loves and bestows. To live by faith is to learn how to perceive God’s Loving Presence. Every moment of [read more...]

God’s Gifts Manifested Through The Divine Mercy

Posted on January 17, 2022
At the 9:30 and 11:30 am masses on Sunday, January 16, Deacon Paul Onischuk preached about the multitude of gifts we have all received (service, workings, wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, interpretation) through the manifestation of the Holy [read more...]

Father Mike Schmitz: Forgive and Forget?

Posted on January 13, 2022
Have you ever heard the expression, ‘To err is human; to forgive, divine?’ Surprisingly this well-known phrase does not come from the Bible but a poem by the English poet Alexander Pope.

Our Greatest Treasure

Posted on January 11, 2022
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C Interestingly, some mystics and theologians of the Church claim that the wedding feast at Cana was actually John the Beloved’s wedding reception—the same John who laid his head on Christ’s chest at [read more...]

United Through Baptism

Posted on January 4, 2022
The Baptism of the Lord As we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, many of us might be wondering why Jesus needed to be baptized, especially since He was sinless. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Our Lord [read more...]

Humble Gifts

Posted on December 28, 2021
The Epiphany of the Lord The magi from the East offered Jesus three symbolic and well-known gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. We can ask ourselves: What kind of gifts do I prepare for Jesus during Christmas time and throughout the [read more...]

Father Mark’s Reflection on “Hail Mary”

Posted on December 21, 2021
At Our Lady of the Wayside’s Vigil Mass on Saturday, December 18, Father Mark Augustine shared a beautiful reflection on the “Hail Mary” prayer — a prayer that has been recited, in one form or another, since the Annunciation. Father [read more...]

Divinity in the Unexpected

Posted on December 20, 2021
My Dear Parishioners, Every year we have the great grace to celebrate Christmas, the birth of Our Loving Lord and Savior. In his beautiful reflections in his work, The Life of Christ, Blessed Fulton J. Sheen repeats, “Divinity is always [read more...]