Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Pilgrims and Frontiersmen

Forty miles west of Albany, NY, near Auriesville, on top of a hill overlooking the Mohawk River, is the Shrine of the North American Martyrs. It is the site of the Mohawk village of Ossernon, the principle village of the … Continue reading

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Great Again

It’s back to school. Just about all the high schools, middle and elementary schools have begun their new school year. College students are making their ways back to higher education on a staggered schedule. Some things take getting used to. … Continue reading

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Politics

I knew it was coming, and so it has arrived… our guidelines for activity deemed to be political during this most political of seasons. I’ve read through it once, and have started over. It is 47 pages long. It has … Continue reading

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The Search for Truth

I think the news media contribute to our societal attention deficit disorder. They have a need to produce BIG stories every day. We don’t have a chance to learn about any contemporary events in depth. So you may remember from … Continue reading

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Conventions

I am writing this in the middle of Convention Season. The Republicans have met and dispersed. As I write this, the Democrats are meeting. By the time you read this, it will be over and it will officially be Campaign … Continue reading

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Parish Council

Today is the first day of one of those family event clusters in my family. My father’s and oldest brother’s birthdays are just three days apart in January. My birthday and my mother’s are consecutive days at the end of … Continue reading

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Saint Louis du Ha ! Ha !

Somewhere, over the rainbow, there is a place that I’ve heard of… skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true… maybe. If you drive along the Trans Canada Highway on the south shore … Continue reading

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Beyond Sunday

Beyond Sunday… what is beyond Sunday? Of course it is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and all the other days of the week. Our faith is not just for Sunday. Beyond Sunday is coming. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary here at … Continue reading

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We Must Choose

If all is going according to plan, today I will arrive in Gray, Maine, to visit my sister at her summer home on Little Sebago Lake. In walking through the woods around the Lake, you come upon a lot of … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

It has now been two weeks since the terrible shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. On Saturday afternoon, June 11, I gave a lecture in our parish hall about Islam. There was some good discussion and questions. As many … Continue reading

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