Today is Pentecost Sunday and there is much for us to meditate on. But I would like to share with you a dimension of Pentecost that we seldom consider. In a matter of seven weeks, those first followers of Jesus conquered the fear that had put them in prison and walked bravely out to face the world. How did they do that? We all would do well to learn from their experience. First, whenever life becomes threatening and fear closes in, we can look for the challenge instead of the fright. Do you suppose Jesus was afraid that night when […]
Please join us in wishing Fr. Grippo and Fr. Kareem a Happy Anniversary! This week, Fr. Grippo celebrates the 48th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood. Fr. Kareem celebrates the 2nd anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood. Congratulations to you both and thank you for all you do for our parish, school and parishioners! A life that is dedicated to the service of the Lord is a beautiful example of a living, loving faith.
Incoming first graders and new families to our Religious Education program will be able to register on-line beginning August 17th. Students who were registered last year will be automatically re-registered for the 2020-2021 year. Details about the program will be announced over the summer once the public schools announce their plans for September. Please contact Mary Rose, Director of Religious Education, at email@example.com with any questions. Thanks for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
It seems that the rearing of children calls for many strong and resilient traits of character, but probably none is so necessary as the patience of love. Talk to the parents of a confused and defiant teenager. Many of them could tell you a story that would simultaneously boil your blood and break your heart. The story has numerous variations, but the plot is essentially the same. A child is born, and in one of those beautiful mysteries of life, a father and mother fall instantaneously and forever in love with that baby. Joyfully, they take up the task of […]