From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk

The Foundation of Our Faith

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 2/13/19

The monastery and school this week find themselves under a heavy cloud. The events of last weekend, I’m sure, have struck at the hearts of all of you as well. All of this, when we haven’t found our way through the events of just a few months ago. Our ... Read More »

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 2/13/19

If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.

One of the milestones of my grade school experience was attending camp in sixth grade. For one week during the sixth grade year it was required we all ... Read More »

The Greatest Act of Love

Posted by Vanessa Crescio on 1/29/19

They devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the Apostles.

This week we have the honor of Bishop Rivituso offering Mass ... Read More »

Extra-Ordinary Time

Posted by Vanessa Crescio on 1/20/19

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.

This week we entered into the Liturgical Season of Ordinary Time. This is the longest stretch of the liturgical year. We will be ... Read More »

“Behold, the Lamb of God!”

Posted by Vanessa Crescio on 1/11/19

This Sunday the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  Last week the Church honored the great Feast of the Epiphany, when our Lord revealed Himself to us by the witness of the Magi.  The three kings coming from the many nations of the world.  They ... Read More »

A feast of Adoration and Light

Posted by Vanessa Crescio on 1/04/19

They were overjoyed at seeing the Star, and entering the house they saw the child with Mary His mother.  They prostrated themselves and did Him homage.

 Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord.  A feast of Adoration and Light.  This word Epiphany means manifestation or ... Read More »

Finding Inspiration in the Holy Family

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 12/21/18

And His mother said to Him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.”

I remember as a child, my dad had an old blue pick-up truck in our back driveway. It was one of his projects ... Read More »

The Hope of Christ's Coming

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 12/19/18

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, we draw near to the conclusion of the holy season. Hopefully, we have prepared for the coming of the Prince of Peace into our hearts and our families ... Read More »

The Sunday of Rejoicing

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 12/12/18

Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice!

This Sunday is Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday of Rejoicing. This Sunday receives its name from the first word of the Introit (Entrance Antiphon) for the Mass. In the early Church, a 40-day fast was observed in preparation for the ... Read More »

The Lord's Mercy is Waiting

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 12/07/18

Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low.

Last week, the children in our PSR program made their first Confessions. I’m sure most of them were a little nervous, which is completely understandable. ... Read More »


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