September 19, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: Grief comes boxed in many different packages. The death of a loved one, a routine visit to the doctor reveals a fatal disease, the end of a marriage, [...]

September 12, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: There's little doubt about it: life can sometimes be hard. In my own family, my younger sister Michele, died at the age of 11 after a long illness [...]

September 5, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: As we begin the unofficial end of summer weekend, our thoughts turn to school, homework and hopefully a return to "normal." A sense of hope and newness is [...]

August 29, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: Is there anyone who can teach us as Jesus does? Is there any faith tradition that is as strong and true as our own? There is no God [...]

August 22, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: I believe it was Winston Churchill who said, "Democracy is a terrible form of government." But then he added, "There is no other form that is better." Sometimes [...]

August 15, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: The Catholic World celebrates the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary annually on the 15th of August. The word assumption comes from the Latin word [...]

August 8, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: Imagine if you were to never grow hungry or never thirst again? On a natural level, this would be an interesting reality. Of course, if you never had [...]

August 1, 2021

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME My dear parishioners, I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying your summer. As many of you know by now, I am your new pastor. St. Philip's has a [...]