We Must Look to New Ways of Bringing Christ to Others: Parish discernment process


Parish Discernment Process  January 15, 2015  My Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, At the conclusion of St. Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus offers these words to the Apostles prior to his Ascension to the Father: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Mt 16:19) In St. Mark’s Gospel we find a similar statement: “Go into all the world and proclaim […]

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Lenten Message 2013

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My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The great sixteenth century Carmelite mystic St. John of the Cross followed a simple principle that was foundational to his spirituality. He believed that the human soul must empty itself of self and be purified in order to achieve true union with God. He believed that selfcenteredness and excessive material attachments are barriers […]

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Pray for Boston Victims


Our heartfelt prayers are offered on behalf of the victims of the senseless bomb attack during the Boston marathon yesterday.  It is only our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that allows us to confront evil and not be overwhelmed.  To the deceased, may God grant eternal rest; to the injured, healing; and to all, renewed hope in the goodness […]

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Day Two Dublin: Communion in One Baptism

The theme for today was “Communion in One Baptism”.  The day began with morning Mass for all of the English speaking pilgrims from Canada.  The celebrant was Archbishop Albert LeGatt, the Archbishop of St. Boniface Diocese in Manitoba.  He is the Canadian representative on the International Eucharistic Congress Commission.   There were about one thousand people at this Mass as other […]

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