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Pastor’s Message 12/25/2016

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR: Welcome the Christ Child Amid the sights and sounds of this holy Christmas Day, we gather before the manger to give praise to Almighty God for sending us His only Son, born in the womb of the Virgin Mary for the life of […]

Pastor’s Message 12/18/2016

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis Christmas Tree Blessing    Blessed are you, Lord our God before whom all the trees of the forest sing for joy, for you have come to rule the earth and all its peoples in your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. By His death on the cross […]

Pastor’s Message 12/11/2016

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis Saint John of the Cross Priest and Doctor, and our Church’s Patron Saint – Feast Day: December 14 John was born into poverty and want. His father died when he was one, and his mother was forced to put him into an orphanage so that he would be educated. […]

Pastor’s Message 12/04/2016

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis The Baptist’s Cry John the Baptist appeared, preaching … ‘Repent! For the Kingdom of heaven is at hand!’ Wow! Powerful words echo from John the Baptist, the voice of one crying out in the desert. He is our powerful Advent guide today, calling us to a new innocence in […]

Pastor’s Message 11/20/2016

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis Second Collections  Many people have observed that there seems to be an increase in the  number of second collections as of late.  We had the collection for Hurricane Matthew relief followed closely by the Military Archdiocesan collection, and this week’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  This will be followed […]

Pastor’s Message 11/13/2016

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis Year of Mercy Concludes Next week, on November 20, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Year of Mercy concludes.  Let’s take the Holy Father’s words to heart: “God’s mercy is great, forgiving us by caressing us.  The steadfast love of God never ceases; His mercies never come to […]

Pastor’s Message 11/05/2016

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis Excerpts from Faithful Citizenship by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Part 2 Some question whether it is appropriate for the Church to play a role in political life. However, the obligation to teach the moral truths that should shape our lives, including our public lives, is central […]

Pastor’s Message 10/30/2016

November 7th, 2016 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis Excerpts from Faithful Citizenship by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: First and foremost, however, we remember that we relate to the civil order as citizens of the heavenly Kingdom, whose reign is not yet fully realized on earth but demands our unqualified allegiance. It is as citizens […]

Pastor’s Message 10/23/2016

October 31st, 2016 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis Of Many Things   Autumn leaves Jesus doesn’t   I was visiting friends in northern Connecticut recently and I saw this sign on a placard outside a Christian church. It is a short hand way to make a point, an especially important one. The area was an area that […]

Pastor’s Message 10/16/2016

October 31st, 2016 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Father Dennis Thanks to Friends We have all probably heard the familiar phrase, “We get by with a little help from our friends.”  This is certainly true in the life of our parish, especially regarding our annual Apple Harvest Festival.  Too many people to count stepped up to the plate and […]

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