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4th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners,  This Sunday goes by a lot of names.  Good Shepherd Sunday, World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and Mother’s Day. It gives a lot to think about, and certainly a lot to bring to prayer. The Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, knows his sheep, and they follow him!.  He cares for them (us!) like …
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3rd Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners,  We have all heard the phrase: Actions speak louder than words!  It is certainly true.  Words are important, in fact vital, but we can say anything! We can promise all kinds of things!  But can we deliver?  Not only can we do what we say, and fulfill what we promise, but in order to …
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2nd Sunday of Easter

Prayerful best wishes for a joyful Easter season!  The celebration of the Triduum and Easter were very beautiful and inspiring experiences both at St. Joseph Marello and St. John the Evangelist Churches.  I could be heard “joking” last week that I had forgotten how much fun it could be to be pastor of TWO parishes …
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Happy Easter!

Dear Parishioners,                 A very Happy and Blessed Easter!   With Lent now behind us, and the beautiful services of the Triduum completed, we welcome Easter with joy and thanksgiving!  Our celebration of this great event cannot be contained to one day.  The Easter season stretches out until Pentecost, which …
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Palm Sunday

Dear Parishioners,               This is not a week for those who like things to be the same.  Things change this week, the liturgy, with which we are so familiar takes some strange turns. It is different, and sometimes ends with an “unfinished” sense. It twists and turns in ways we …
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Fifth week of Advent

Dear Parishioners,  We hear from the prophet Isaiah we hear the Lord tell us “I am doing something new!”  Change scares some people.  They prefer things stay the same, but in reality, few thing in life remain unchanged.  Few remain unchallenged.  And many times, change and challenge lead to growth!  They don’t have to inspire …
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Fourth Week of Lent

We are getting close! Close to that most sacred week in which we celebrate so many themes, emotions, and wonderful gifts of God! Holy Week is coming quickly! This Sunday, Laetare (Rejoice!) Sunday is a bit of a break from the austerity and solemn nature of Lent. Its themes are heavy as is most of …
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Third Week of Lent

Dear Parishioners,     Actions have consequences.  Some actions are accidents.  Some would say there are no such things as accidents, that everything happens for a reason.  But, in fact, some things just happen.  There may be a reason, but in many cases, it is unlikely that that reason can be tied to God, as many …
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Second Week of Lent

Dear Parishioners,  When was the last time you were amazed?  When do we allow ourselves to truly experience being amazed?  We can often be stunned or amazed by “bad news”.  We can often see horrors and inhumane treatment that puts us in the category of being amazed.  But how often are we amazed by something …
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