We often speak of self-sacrifice as an ideal for our Christian living. We call upon ourselves and others who will listen to give up selfishness and live sacrificially. But the moral quality of any sacrifice is determined by the cause for which it is made. Some years ago, the world was shocked by a story of sacrifice in the city of Beirut. A young man drove a truck loaded with explosives into a building, housing more than two hundred U.S. Marines. Then he deliberately detonated the explosives, taking his own life and the lives of most of the men who […]
Wednesday, February 17th is Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed as follows: Annunciation Church: 6:45 am Mass 9 am Mass 10 am Mass 5 pm Prayer Service 7:30 pm Mass Our Lady of Fatima Church: 9 am Mass 12 pm Prayer Service In addition, the Stations of the Cross will be said in both churches every Friday during Lent at 7:30 pm.
I read a story, the origin of which I do not know, that tells of a day when the Devil offered for sale all the tools of his trade. Those who came to shop, and perhaps to buy, were surprised that the highest price tag was attached to a small, wedge shaped implement. It did not look important at all, but the purchase price was more than all of the other implements combined. The Devil explained that this was his most effective tool for breaking into people’s lives. He called it discouragement. We can all understand the meaning of that […]
Watch this short video interviewing the Archdiocese of NY’s young priests about how they were called into the priesthood. Fr. Kareem is one of the interviewed priests!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmHEgRmf3No–&feature=youtu.be