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From the Desk of Fr. Mike

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Embracing a Greater Identity

Posted by Anne Serwe on 6/07/17

One of the terrible discoveries an infant has to come to is that it is a separate individual distinct from its mother.  We all have to go through this; but before this is discovered there is a long moment in which the infant sees its mother as an extension ... Read More »

Of Richness and Tradition

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/30/17

Last year Pope Francis published Amoris Laetitia which is his post-synodal reflection of human love and family life. It is a great document giving good pastoral advice for both families and pastors on how we need to really nurture and care for the families within our communities. In a ... Read More »

Reason for Hope

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/22/17

Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. ... Read More »

We are making something Greater than Ourselves

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/15/17

Beloved: Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  1Peter 2:4-5

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Who are You?

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/08/17

When first asked by journalists:” who are you?” Pope Francis replied: “I am a sinner”; just like all of us.  This was at the very beginning of his pontificate and it etched into my consciousness.  Here was a man who knew he was redeemed by Jesus Christ  It was ... Read More »

How to Welcome the Newly Initiated

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/01/17

This past week our confirmation candidates made their way to the Basilica of St. Mary and received the completion of their initiation into the life of the Catholic Church. I struggle with what Confirmation is becoming for too many of our young people. Instead of seeing this moment as ... Read More »

Thank You

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/24/17

We certainly had a beautiful entry into the Easter season!  I want to thank all who helped our community step into this season of the resurrection. Andrea Grasse with the choir, the accompanists and the cantors created wonderful music to celebrate the movement from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday.  ... Read More »

Easter Blessings

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/18/17

Halleluiah – He is risen!

It was on the ‘first day of the week’ that Mary of Magdala and the disciples discovered the empty tomb where Jesus had been laid, a perfect time for something ‘new’ to unfold among the human family. The resurrection of Jesus assures us of ... Read More »

From the First Eucharist Retreat

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/03/17

Over 70 of our 2nd grade children preparing for their First Eucharist joined together this past Saturday for our First Eucharist Retreat. Thank you to the parents/guardians for volunteering by serving as group leaders and leading the five activity stations; Bread Making, Centering Prayer/Letter to Jesus, Church Tour, Rosary, and Host and Wine ... Read More »

Thank You from Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/28/17

Dear Fr. Mike,

On behalf of missionaries throughout the world, I want to sincerely thank you and your parish family for the most generous response made to my appeal for assistance. As you know, your parish collected $17,000.00!

You can’t imagine how much we appreciate your support and care. ... Read More »

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