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Pastor’s Message 04/09/2017

May 4th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis Let the Christ Event Shape Our Lives Over thirty years ago, when this boy from the south end of Hartford left home for the first time (first airplane ride – no TSA then), I entered the exciting and daunting world of (major) Seminary. For the next four years (and […]

Pastor’s Message 04/02/2017

April 11th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis From Pope Francis Himself We are not God. The earth was here before us and it has been given to us.  -Laudato Si These beautiful words, for Pope Francis’ latest encyclical on the preciousness of the environment, beckon us to grasp more fully the precious gift of the world […]

Pastor’s Message 03/26/2017

April 5th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis Why Go to Confession (part 2) You know, I did not receive any feedback from last week’s column. No one took issue with me, the number of Confessions did not spike at all; there was pretty much just silence. Maybe parishioners and families have moved on? That being said, […]

Pastor’s Message 03/19/2017

March 27th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis  WHY GO TO CONFESSION? I was driving along 84 on the ‘Mixmaster’ into Waterbury the other day, and two huge trucks passed me by. Both were identical, about the size of an oil truck you see delivering fuel oil to your home. On the back of each was a […]

Pastor’s Message 03/12/2017

March 27th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis By the Skin of Their Teeth I just got off the telephone with Father Tom, a Pastor in the New Haven area, who has been my friend for almost twenty years.  Father has long been a mentor to me, a model of what a priest should be.  He is […]

Pastor’s Message 03/05/2017

March 13th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis Of Many Things . . . Seven Planets Remember in my homily this past weekend I talked about the seven new planets discovered by astronomers? I assigned seven marks of Lent to match them and discover God’s grace anew. Here they are, to place on the refrigerator: 1. Prayer […]

Pastor’s Message 02/26/2017

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis  BEST LENT EVER It is soon upon us—Ash Wednesday is just a few days away! That’s right – the premier day of fasting and abstinence, ushering in the forty days of Lent, has arrived. We all have our rituals, such as “giving up” our favorite food, TV show, smoking.   […]

Pastor’s Message 02/19/2017

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

Father Dennis is away on vacation.  Check back for more updates.

Pastor’s Message 02/12/2017

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis HOLY CUPID I was recently driving through Hartford, and I caught a glimpse of a billboard which had this headline. The words were wafting over a breezily clad woman, who was smiling broadly as she displayed some “BLING” on her finger. She was happy to show it off, and […]

Pastor’s Message 02/05/2017

March 8th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis Statement Regarding the Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants Archbishop Leonard P. Blair affirms the January 27th statement made in Washington, D.C., by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that the Bishops “believe in assisting all those who are vulnerable and fleeing persecution, regardless of their religion… welcoming […]

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