Weekly Bulletin Message (Page 2)

Pentecost

“The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind…” Bob Dylan Dear friends, It seems as if all we have these days are questions. Though every time in history is poignantly unique, now seems more pressing than ever because the questions are ours! Where is the world going? I am worried about the world, and…

The Ascension of the Lord

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes down on you; then you are to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, yes, even to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Dear Friends, Two weeks ago our Common Parish Pastoral Council met with Rich Harter, the Director of the John Paul II…

Sixth Sunday of Easter

“He can bring thy summer out of winter though thou have no spring. All occasions invite his mercies and all times are his seasons.” (John Donne) Dear Friends, We are having a cold spring in so many ways. The obvious crazy weather, but the even more cold air that has seemed to grip our nation…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

“Before the feast of Passover, Jesus realized that the hour had come for him to pass from this world to the Father.” (John 13:1) Dear Friends, At his time of year there are a lot of banquets and parties as we celebrate the rites of passage in our Church and in our civil society. This…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” (Maya Angelou) Dear Friends, The formation of the church in the Acts of the Apostles always amazes me. From a small group of frightened followers, a worldwide movement that would change the course of human history came into being. We…

Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?” They answered him, “No.” So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something. “ (Jn 21:5-6) Dear Friends, I was never good at catching fish. I think, if my memory is correct, that…

Second Sunday of Easter

The Great 50 Days of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday Dear Friends, Praying you had a good and holy Easter celebration, these days are wonderful and so needed by a world shadowed over by so much struggle! As I was reflecting on what Easter means, it is at one and the same time an affirmation and…

Palm Sunday

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. For by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world. Dear Friends, Never before have I needed Holy Week as I do now! It goes without saying there is so much going on in the world right now, both our personal lives and the lives of our families,…

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? (Is. 43:18-19) Dear Friends, This Fifth Sunday of Lent we do begin something new: daylight savings time comes. While we feel the loss of one hour this…