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From the Pastor

From the Pastor

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 »

The Light of the World

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/08/20

Dear Friends,

            Someone asked me recently when the Christmas season ends. According to our liturgical calendar, the Christmas season ends with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is typically celebrated the Sunday following the Solemnity of the Epiphany, which had traditionally been on January 6, ... Read More »

Priest, Prophet and King

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/26/20

Dear Friends,

            As I mentioned at the Masses last weekend, I want to thank you for your Christmas and birthday gifts to me. With heartfelt gratitude, I appreciate your generosity and kindness toward me. I have mentioned it to some people individually, but I want to reiterate to ... Read More »

Choose Life

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/26/20

Dear Friends,

            What is most important in life? What really matters? Your family and friends? Your job? Your home and possessions? How successful you are? Your plans for life? How others view you? Your favorite sports teams? I propose that the absolutely most important things in our lives ... Read More »

Resolutions

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/12/20

Dear Friends,

            We are still early enough into the year of our Lord 2020. Maybe you're still writing 2019 on various documents, which is understandable. Maybe you're still going strong with the resolutions you've made for this year, or maybe you've already given up on resolutions for this ... Read More »

Epiphany

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/07/20

Dear Friends,

            If you listen to Christmas music on the radio, you've probably noticed that the classic traditional Christmas carols, particularly religious carols, have receded into the background as modern Christmas songs now dominate the radio. A traditional Christmas carol with heavily religious themes in it is “The ... Read More »

Family Essentials

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/01/20

Dear Friends,

            As we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Family, I want to share some essentials and approaches that may help your family grow in holiness. These insights come from a small booklet entitled, Making Your Family Your Priority: Concrete Steps You Can Take That Will ... Read More »

A Welcome Christmas

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/21/19

Dear Friends,

            I mentioned in the Advent and Christmas letter that Christmas is the combination of elision of the phrase coming from the British tradition of calling December 25 “Christ's Mass.” It is obvious to see that in the word “Christmas.” Because of that, it should be reiterated, ... Read More »

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