Blessings and peace be with you!
Happy Feast of the Ascension! Today’s celebration marks the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates the Ascension of Christ into heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. Tradition designates Mount Olives near Bethany as the place where Christ left the earth. The proper feast falls on Thursday. It is one of the Ecumenical feasts ranking with the feasts of the Passion, Easter and of Pentecost, among the most solemn in the
Rules or Relationships?
A couple of months ago, I watched a movie about the early history of the McDonald’s Corporation. It all started with a restaurant in San Bernardino owned by two brothers - Dick and Mac McDonald. As they began to expand from their original location with the help of Ray Kroc, they quickly ran into issues maintaining quality and consistency across the chain. Every restaurant was supposed to follow a strict set of rules and to serve precisely the
I get a lot of advice from our fellow parishioners. A lot of our parishioners love to share their opinions with me. I’m happy to hear both. I’ll answer you as best I can. For example, I have heard that the guitar is too loud at Mass. I have other folks tell me that they can’t hear Fr. T ‘cuz he talks softly. Some of you say when I speak I’m incomprehensible. Well, I can tell you that the guitar
Blessings and peace be with you. May Almighty God continue to guide us and bless us with good health, strong faith and renewed hope.
Today, on Good Shepherd Sunday, Jesus revealed himself as a good shepherd who knows his own flock and is a sacrifice for them: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” (John 10:11-18)
What a joyful and