FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK Dear Parishioners, Today's gospel is not about the Pharisees. It is about us. However, we imagine Jesus' relationship to the Pharisees during his earthly ministry, his words of criticism in today's [...]
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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK Dear Parishioners, Jesus pulls a fast one in today's Gospel. A lawyer comes up to him with a simple question: choose from all the commandments one that is the greatest. Jesus [...]
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK Dear Parishioners, Not all of Jesus’ parables describe the bright future Kingdom of God. Some of them describe our present world. Those are often tragic parables. We have an example of [...]
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK Dear Parishioners, In today's gospel parable, we know more about the two sons than we know about the father. The first son tells his father that he will not go into [...]
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK Dear Parishioners, A hard-working parish priest, after a lifetime of ministry, died and went to heaven. When he got there, he was assigned an attractive two-bedroom house to serve as his [...]
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK Dear Parishioners, A married couple was going through a rough time. In the process, they both said and did things that hurt one another deeply. But with patience and commitment, they [...]
FROM FATHER NICO'S DESK Last week, I shared with you my visit to Montréal, a beautiful city once a center of Catholicism in North America. However, the tides of secularization have washed over Montréal, leaving [...]
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK Dear Parishioners, Peter is one of the most important saints of the Christian tradition. He is the first of the apostles, the rock on which Jesus builds the church. The New [...]
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK Dear Parishioners, Years ago, my brother, Andrew was playing basketball in the driveway with his friends. During the game, he lost one of his contact lenses. He searched up and down [...]