Browsing From the Parochial Administrator

Browsing From the Parochial Administrator

Come Holy Spirit

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/09/19

My brothers and sisters in Christ, Come, Holy Ghost, Heiliger Geist, Sanctus Spiritus, Espíritu Santo, Come, Holy Spirit!   I grew up with the German Heiliger Geist. I met Sanctus Spiritus, the latín version, in the seminary and Espíritu Santo in my Spanish learning  years. My brother still likes ... Read More »

Ascension

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/02/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ   For 6 weeks we have been celebrating Easter. The alleluias have been sung, shouted, whispered and proclaimed. We have heard the stories of Jesus' impact on the disciples. Their wonder, not believing, frightened and accepting.  Yet in all of that not totally ... Read More »

Best Number of Children

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/02/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I mentioned to some folks that The Ohio State University did a study on the best number of children to have in the family in order to have the best adults to emerge. I asked the folks to guess the number. 3?, 2.5? ... Read More »

Love One Another

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/19/19

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Jesus greets His disciples as "my children", a couple of times after the Resurrection. A new family is formed with God as our Father, with Jesus as our Brother and the Holy Spirit, the Wisdom one. there is a new relationship now between ... Read More »

Changes

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/14/19

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Christ has risen from the dead! What a difference it makes, or does it? The Apostles struggled with their response from fear, to wonder, to excitement, to determination to proclamation with the power of the Holy Spirit!   Where are our changes? What ... Read More »

My Lord and My God

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/05/19

My Lord and my God, For Thomas, it was no longer Jesus, Master, Friend, now it was my Lord and my God. He, along with the other disciples, finally understood that this was not the political Messiah that they had expected but it was The Lord, The Son of ... Read More »

Divine Mercy

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/28/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy today.   Have mercy on us, have mercy on us, Kyrie eleison, Kriste eleison, how often we say or sing these verses. They are part of our DNA as Catholics. We just don't want forgiveness, we want mercy ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/24/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters,   FROM DEATH TO LIFE!  That is what Easter means to me. A couple of Sundays ago, we saw the father running toward his son and rejoicing: "He was dead and is alive, he was lost and is found."   Jesus is risen and death ... Read More »

The greatest week of the year!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/14/19

My brothers and sisters, Welcome to the greatest, most painful, spiritual, agonizing, joyful, despairing, learning week of the year. Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, a mixture of jubilation and devastation and suffering all wrapped up into one day. Jesus is praised, lauded, condemned, crucified all in one ... Read More »

Let This Cup Pass Away

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/14/19

Let this cup pass away, my brothers and sisters, Monday night I spoke about the suffering of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. What struck me was the phrase: "Father (Abba) let this cup pass away from me, but not my will but yours be done!"   How often ... Read More »