Author: Kevin Murray

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

“Do you love me more than these?” This is the beginning of the commission Jesus gives to Peter at the end of John’s Gospel. It is also His question and commission to each of us two thousand years later. I just took my dad to see Mark Wahlberg’s movie, Fr. Stu. It’s the story of a man who decides to become a priest later in life. As it turns out, the real Fr. Stu actually attended the same seminary (Mt. Angel

Easter Monday I was feeling a bit lethargic so I decided to go and get a foot massage. I don’t do this very often but my budget allowed for a $40 splurge, plus tip, so I “yelped” it, found a spot and went. At the well-reviewed massage place, a young dude named Joe began beating the stuffings out of me. I have found with this kind of body work, there is no gain without ample pain – and Joe made

Happy Easter! Christ is risen! Alleluia! Blessings and peace be with you. May Almighty God continue to bless, guide and grant us good health and strong faith in the risen Lord. As we are joyfully celebrating Easter, let us recall all the blessings that the Lord has bestowed on our families and us. We also remember Jesus' sacrifice and give thanks to Him for bringing salvation to the world. Today, I will share a story, which summarizes how much Jesus loves us. One day,

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