December 5, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: Today is the second Sunday of the four Sundays of Advent and only two and a half weeks before Christmas comes, and today we hear the great Advent Read More

November 28, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: Waiting. I have grown accustomed to waiting, which is not to say that I gladly welcome it in any sense. When I take my mom to her doctor’s Read More

November 21, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: Our world is a very busy and fast paced place. From within it we can find many things that are at war to grab our attention. The average Read More

November 14, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: As human beings, we are interesting creatures. Normally, we go about life in a fairly routine way. We do the things that should and must be done, especially Read More

November 7, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: One of my goals for sharing my writing is to keep myself accountable. It fills the role of a good priest friend who keeps telling me to stick Read More

October 31, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: I can remember telling my grandma that I wished she lived forever. She looked at me and said, “Honey I want to see God and your sister one Read More

October 24, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: This Sunday’s Gospel passage tells us of the physical healing of a blind man – the gift of sight. Yet it also sets out for us a journey Read More

October 17, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: I’m sure that, like me, many of you were glued to the Olympics over the summer. One of the reasons I enjoyed the Games so much was that Read More

October 10, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: A priest was giving a homily on heaven and hell. At one point, he asked the people: “Is there anybody here who wants to go to heaven? Please Read More

October 3, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: When we hear today’s readings, we can understand the challenge of preaching the Gospel today. We live at a time when divorce is common and acceptable in most Read More

September 26, 2021

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK My Dear Parishioners: “There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can, at the same time, speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us Read More

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, Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More