From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk

Christus Resurrexit

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 4/26/19

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere! Alleluia!

You must have boundless faith in the divine goodness, for the victory is absolutely certain. Padre Pio

Our hearts are filled with Paschal Joy this Sunday. We celebrate today the triumphant Resurrection of Our Lord from the dead.

These past few days over the ... Read More »

Christ Is Our High Priest

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 4/26/19

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he. Zechariah 9.9-13

Today the Church enters into Holy Week with Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday. During this very holy time, the Church meditates on the events ... Read More »

Why Do We Give?

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 4/09/19

I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood. Luke 21

Along with prayer and fasting, in Lent we have a third tool ... Read More »

The Fruits of Sacrifice

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 4/09/19

To live in love is to sail forever, spreading seeds of joy and peace in hearts. St. Therese of the Little Flower

Today the Church in Her mercy gives us Laetare Sunday. We rejoice on this day with great joy! We have come to the halfway point of Lent. ... Read More »

History Behind the Way of the Cross

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 3/28/19

You will not arrive at what you desire by following your own path, or even by high contemplation; but only through a great humility and a surrender of the heart. St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Growing up, I have good memories of serving Stations of the Cross after school at Saint ... Read More »

Why Do We Fast?

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 3/20/19

Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. Acts of the Apostles 14:23

Each year when we begin Lent, we hear those three observances of this season: Prayer, Fasting, and ... Read More »

Take Our Weakness to Christ

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 3/13/19

He that dwells in the aid of the Most High shall abide under the protection of the God of Heaven. He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector and my refuge; my God, in Him I will trust. Psalm 90

Each Lent the Church observes the tradition ... Read More »

Come to Me, all who are weary...

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 3/04/19

Each hour you spend with Jesus will deepen His divine peace in your heart. Saint John Paul II

Come to me all of you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you... Cast all of your anxieties upon the one who cares for you... “My Peace ... Read More »

The Golden Rule of Christ

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 2/25/19

Jesus said to his disciples: “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

In the gospel for this Seventh Sunday of the Year, we hear the heart of the gospel ... Read More »

Let Us Run to Mary

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 2/21/19

Everything in her radiated happiness, majesty, innocence, goodness, sweetness and peace. Her forehead was smooth and serene; her eyes were blue, full of love; and her lips appeared soft and meek. Our Lady seemed to be greeting Bernadette tenderly while she bent toward her.

Bernadette took her rosary from ... Read More »


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