Browsing From the Pastor

Browsing From the Pastor

Bishop's Visit

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/20/19

Dear Friends,

            I am grateful and appreciative of Bishop Thomas visiting our parishes last weekend to preach, celebrate Mass, and make a difficult announcement. He displayed great concern and pastoral care for all. He emphasized the words of the lepers from the passage from Luke’s gospel: “Jesus, master, ... Read More »

The Rosary

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/13/19

Dear Friends,

            October is the month of the Rosary, most likely due to the fact that the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is October 7. Obviously, I'm now late writing about October 7, but better late than never, I suppose. On October 7, 1571, the Holy ... Read More »

New Music

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/07/19

Dear Friends,

            You may have noticed a new music addition during Mass. I'm speaking about the brief refrain being sung while the Body and Blood of Christ is distributed to the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, right before the “official” Communion hymn. One song is “This is Jesus” ... Read More »

Take Back Sunday!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/30/19

Dear Friends,

            Take back Sunday! This thought came to mind when reflecting upon last week's reading from the Book of the prophet Amos. Amos says, “'When will the new moon be over,' you ask, 'that we may sell our grain, and the sabbath, that we may display the ... Read More »

Millennials

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/23/19

Dear Friends,

            Members of the staffs from both parishes and I recently attended a conference on ministering to Millennials. Perhaps you believe Millennials are anyone under the age of 35, and maybe you've heard stereotypes that they are entitled, lazy, and love avocado toast, but who are they ... Read More »

Church as a Sacred Place

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/17/19

Dear Friends,

            I discussed the importance of posture at Mass and the integration of body and soul in prayer in general. A couple of incidents (not necessarily here!) have prompted me to discuss the environment in which we celebrate Mass. I've noticed that before funerals or weddings that ... Read More »

Prayer Posture

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/09/19

Dear Friends,

            Someone recently texted me and asked why not all Christians make the Sign of the Cross and why only Catholics (and the Orthodox) do so when beginning and ending prayers. I don't have a readily accessible answer to that question, although I could speculate as to ... Read More »

Eucharistic Miracles

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/01/19

Dear Friends,

            I recently mentioned a Pew Research Center study which found that about only 30% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, meaning that 70% assert that the bread and wine are merely symbols of Christ's Body and Blood. One of the ... Read More »

New School Year

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/26/19

Dear Friends,

            We've come to the beginning of another school year. I've opined that school shouldn't start until the day after Labor Day. Part of the reason for my assertion is that the beginning of the school year implicitly signals the end of the summer, and I prefer ... Read More »

New Daily Mass Schedule

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/26/19

Dear Friends,

            Beginning with the month of September, we are going to try a new schedule for daily Masses.

           

Tuesday: 5:30pm at St. Mary of the Snows

            Wednesday: 9am at Resurrection

            Thursday: 5:30 at Resurrection

            Friday: 9am at St. Mary of the Snows

 

... Read More »