February 14, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – February 17, 2019

Central to our Catholic faith is a conviction that human personality is sacred, and that human life has meaning both now and forever.  That is one thing that makes the Christian Gospel the most redemptive force on earth – it believes in and proclaims the eternal worthiness of human life.  So, we have schools and hospitals and orphanages and rest homes; we send out missionaries, we feed the poor; we befriend the lonely and forgotten.  Why this tremendous expenditure of time and effort and money?  It is because we believe that all people are the most important things on the […]
February 8, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – February 10, 2019

Religious faith brings out all sorts of qualities in the lives of the people whom it touches.  It lays hands on some, making them generous, kind and loving.  It takes hold of others and makes them cold, harsh and cruel.  St. Francis of Assisi was motivated by religious faith to renounce a personal fortune and lead a life of selfless devotion in service to the poor.  Many terrorists today are motivated by religious faith to lead lives of brutal persecution that results in the execution of hundreds and the imprisonment or displacement of thousands more.  Religious faith, strange to say, […]
February 1, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – February 3, 2019

There is something everlastingly fascinating about the stories that Jesus told.  They are so short and simple, and yet they convey truths about life that are absolutely profound.  Take for example, the parable of the wheat and the weeds.  In just a few sentences, Jesus makes an accurate analysis of the moral dilemma of man. He is telling us that we live in a world of good and evil, and it is going to be that way to the end of time.  This parable is not only a window through which we look out at the world, but it is […]
January 18, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – January 20, 2019

Words are somewhat like people, in that they can fall into bad company, run with the wrong crowd, and end up with a doubtful reputation.  Such a fate, it seems, has befallen the word “salvation”.  Because of its recent associations with some evangelical groups, one can hardly hear it without thinking of street-corner evangelists, claims of religious magic, and offers of easy one-way tickets to heaven.  And that is most unfortunate, because salvation is one of the great words of the Bible and one of the deepest needs of the human race. Who can look on our world today without […]
January 17, 2019

Men’s Retreat at Stony Point – Jan. 25 – 27