Browsing From the Pastor

Jesus says "trust yourself completely to Me"

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/26/20

“Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.”

 

These are the words of the Responsorial Psalm today. As we ask God our Father to remember us, may we remember the love He has pour out to us through His Son, Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit. ... Read More »

Mary said YES

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/25/20

I probably watch too much television, and so I’ve seen a commercial from Discover in which there are clips from multiple shows and movies of people saying “yes.” While “no” may be one of the words children like saying the most, “yes” can be an incredibly powerful, and today’s ... Read More »

Do you want to be well?

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/24/20

“Do you want to be well?”

 

These are the words Jesus asks the sick man of 38 years laying by the pool called Bethesda in our Gospel reading today (John 5:1-16). “Do you want to be well?” It almost seems like a mocking question. Of course! Who wouldn't ... Read More »

Be not afraid!

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/24/20

Dear Friends,

            Be not afraid! These words are found often throughout the Gospels as Jesus spoke to people; these are words Pope St. John Paul II spoke often in his addresses. Jesus speaks these words to us today: Be not afraid! With Governor DeWine declaring a stay at ... Read More »

March 22 homily summary

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/24/20

“It is so that the works of God might be made visible through him.”

 

When encountering the man born blind, Jesus's disciple ask Him the cause of the man's blindness. Jesus's response seems like a non-answer: “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works ... Read More »

Bringing Others to Christ

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/06/20

Dear Friends,

            As we continue through Lent, our catechumens and candidates going through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults enter into greater and deeper preparation for the Easter Vigil and full communion in the Catholic Church. Please remember them in your prayers throughout Lent. Additionally, you will ... Read More »

Lent as a Journey

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/29/20

Dear Friends,

            As we have just begun this Lenten season—a time of repentance and of turning back to the Lord—I share with you these words from Pope Benedict XVI:

 

            On this day, marked by the austere symbol of ashes, we enter the season of Lent, beginning ... Read More »

Lent

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/29/20

Dear Friends,

            This upcoming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which obviously means that Lent approaches. As a reminder, there will be Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Mary at 9am and at Resurrection at 7pm. This is often a day when people come to Mass in droves—which is a good ... Read More »

Meditation from Mother Teresa

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/18/20

Dear Friends,

            I share with you this week a meditation from St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa); in this meditation, we should imagine our Lord Jesus Christ speaking to us:

            It is true.            I stand at the door of your heart, day and night. Even when you ... Read More »

The Blessed Sacrament

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/08/20

Dear Friends,

            For my column this week, I simply share with you the words of Fr. Francis J. Ripley about the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament:

 

            Jesus Christ is really present as Man and as God in the Holy Eucharist, consecrated during every Mass and reserved in ... Read More »