Browsing the 2018 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the 2018 archive of From the Pastor

Respect Life Weekend

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/08/18


   As the Lord’s People, we are directed to reverence, protect and safeguard human life at all of its stages and in all circumstances. As Roman Catholics, we believe that the Lord guides the formation of our consciences and hopefully our resulting attitudes and ... Read More »

A Case for Eucharistic Adoration

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/01/18

    We live in a highly function-oriented world. Many of our relationships with others are function-driven. We come to one another because we need or want something. We get together to accomplish a project. Oftentimes, after we’ve met a need or accomplished a mission, we disperse.

   Obviously, functional ... Read More »

Doing Our Part to Keep Our Celebrations of Mass Vibrant and Meaningful

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/23/18

   Hopefully, the privilege and responsibility to gather each weekend and special Holy Day to celebrate Mass remains at the hub and the heart of our lives as the Lord’s People. Let’s look at what we might do to keep our weekly celebrations of Mass vibrant and meaningful.

   In ... Read More »

Highlighting our Catechists

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/17/18

   This weekend is being observed as Catechetical Weekend. Catechesis is the process of exploring and working to relate the implications of the Faith that we celebrate at Mass to all areas of our lives. Our Faith can be described as a Way of Life that has implications for ... Read More »

Facing the Inevitable with Hope and Trust

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/12/18

   We all know in our minds that some day our loved ones and we are going to die. And yet, when death comes to our household, we are never fully prepared for this. In terms of its impact upon us, the death of persons who mean a lot ... Read More »

What is Alpha?

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/12/18

 What is Alpha?  Perhaps you have seen the signs or heard folks talking about it after Mass.   

Our Bishop Daniel Thomas answered this question in a letter last year where he expressed his support stating:

  “The Alpha program is based on welcome and hospitality, sharing and prayer.  Each session ... Read More »

The RCIA Process

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/26/18

BUILDING UPON DEACON AL’S ARTICLE ABOUT THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.) PROCESS FOR PERSONS WHO WANT TO EXPLORE THE CATHOLIC FAITH: The RCIA process offers non-Catholic persons an opportunity to explore the Catholic Faith. By the way, the sessions of this process are open to Catholic ... Read More »

Getting Ready to Return to School

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/22/18

    During this coming week or shortly thereafter, a number of children of all ages will be returning to school. Going to school offers an excellent opportunity to put our spirituality to work. The way in which we relate to the necessity of going to school is a ... Read More »

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/12/18

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IS TO BE OBSERVED THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15TH:. Masses for this special observance are scheduled as follows:

on Tues., Aug. 14th, at Resurrection Parish at 7:00 p.m.; on Wed., Aug. 15th, at Resurrection Parish at 9:30 a.m. and at St. Mary Parish ... Read More »

The Challenging Nature of Preaching

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/06/18

   Preaching was the topic or theme of our Priests’ Convocation earlier this summer. Let’s look at what makes the opportunity to preach challenging. First off, people of all ages come to weekend Masses. Hopefully, the one who preaches will have a message that hits home for all who ... Read More »