Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Every Day is a Mission

Back in 1973, when I was living in Washington, DC, I applied for a job in Boston. The employer asked how I heard of this job opening. I said that I had seen the job posted in the Boston Globe. … Continue reading

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Into Every Life Some Snow Must Fall

The week before last we had a snow day. This came as a big surprise to me. Not the snow; I knew that was in the forecast, but that it would result in one of those surprise holidays. There wasn’t … Continue reading

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Untiy

Here we are in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The week will end on January 25, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul. You will remember that he was converted when God knocked him off his horse … Continue reading

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The Needle’s Eye

Perhaps when you read this, you have already become richer than your wildest dreams. Perhaps you are so rich you can donate all the funds necessary to build a beautiful new church in Boucan Carre, Haiti, … one whose roof … Continue reading

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Cleansing Water

Water is vital for and to life. There’s a good reason why the most populous cities in the world are on seacoasts. And the most sparsely populated places on earth are those places with the least water…deserts. However, the wettest … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Today we celebrate the Holy Family. This liturgical feast reminds us that the birth of Jesus, the second person of the Divine Trinity, occurred like any human birth, into a family, the human trinity of mother, father and children formed … Continue reading

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Timeless

I am writing this a full 12 days before it will appear in the bulletin of December 20. As I am fond of saying to the parish staff when they bring up some event off in the future “The world … Continue reading

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Haiti Project Update

Haiti Project Update: Things operate differently in Haiti. For instance, they are in the process of a general election; it has been going on since August (the first round) and will hopefully conclude on December 27. They are electing two … Continue reading

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We are Brothers and Sisters

This is going to be a little bit personal, but only a little. Over the years many good people… including monks… have forwarded things to me from the internet, alledgedly facts…about Muslims and Islam. These have been really evil, hate-filled … Continue reading

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Dream On

I suppose, like most people, when I was a child I would dream about my future. I dreamt about the woman I would marry. That dream did not come true. Susan Auble, my tall, willowy, blond sweetheart of 7th and … Continue reading

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