The Pastor's Desk

April 2014

Apr 27

April 27, 2014

Today the Church celebrates the canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.  Pope John XXIII was Supreme Pontiff from 1958 through to 1963.  When he was elected, the Bishops expected him to be a quiet and more of a caretaker of the Church due to his advanced age.  He was already 77 when he was elected.  The Church was...
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Apr 20

April 20, 2014

Freed from the bonds of death.  There is an interesting relationship between Jesus’ resurrection and his raising of Lazarus from the Gospel two weeks ago.  When Jesus called Lazarus to come out from the tomb, he came wrapped in burial clothes, including the cloth which covered his head.  After he emerged, Jesus commanded...
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Apr 13

April 13, 2014

This Sunday we begin Holy Week, the week prior to Easter in which we intimately walk with Christ towards His Passion and Death and then His Glorious Resurrection.  Please look at the Mass schedule for our Triduum and Easter Mass times.  The Triduum is the three holiest days of Holy Week: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter...
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Apr 6

April 6, 2014

And Jesus wept.  These are three powerful lines from today’s Gospel.  Why did Jesus cry?  Often, people think He cried because of the death of His friend, but how could that be?  Jesus had just told Martha that He is the Resurrection and the Life, why would He mourn the death of His friend after assuring Martha that...
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