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Remembrance Day Thoughts

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/12/18

On a rainy September 13, 1814, British warships sent a downpour of shells and rockets onto Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor, relentlessly pounding the American fort for 25 hours. The bombardment, known as the Battle of Baltimore, came only weeks after the British had attacked Washington, D.C., burning the ... Read More »

Get us out of here!

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/07/18

Praying for the “Dead”

The power of intercessory prayer is most fully expressed in the love of Jesus Christ for you and me. He stands before the throne of almighty God insisting on the graces and blessings necessary for us to become Saints.  And seeing His Son, the Father ... Read More »

Jewish Roots

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/06/18

We all continue to be rattled by the recent shootings that took place in the Synagogue in Pittsburgh…no strangers to such Anti-Semitic hate and violence, sadly the Jewish people have a history going as far back as Abraham that is seeped in the violence caused by so much hate ... Read More »

Boo is True!

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/31/18

In Sunday’s first reading the Jewish people are excited and filled with hope that God will deliver them from the hands of their enemies and restore them to the freedom and joy of being a nation once again dedicated and loyal to the one true God.

In Sunday’s Gospel, ... Read More »

Organ Restoration

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/23/18

Did you know Our Lady of The Assumption was originally built with a pipe organ, and must have looked beautiful framing the rose window over the choir loft?

As part of our ongoing process of enhancing our liturgy and following the directives of the USCCB document “Sing to the ... Read More »

Carpe Diem/Sieze the Day

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/16/18

In The beginning of the Movie Gone with the Wind…on the sign as one enters the Plantation it reads…do not squander time…it is the stuff that life is made of…

From today’s Psalm we hear the Psalmist asking God…Teach us to number our days aright…for there are only so ... Read More »

The Ache of divorce and loss

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/11/18

Our time has been called the "age of loneliness." It's estimated that one in five Americans suffer from persistent loneliness, and while we're more connected than ever before, social media may actually be worsening the problem: A condition that significantly raises the risk of a number of physical and ... Read More »

Red Mass Thank You

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/04/18

When the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses, the meeting took place in a tent. The actual word for the tent that is used in the passage is Tabernacle, that sacred place which was a temporary dwelling place for the Ark of the Covenant…the Word ... Read More »

Guardian Angel Feast Day

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/02/18

I cannot imagine anything that brings us more peace and contentment, especially a child, when having the awareness and confidence of being well taken care of, protected and provided for. We know the world can be a dangerous place, but for a child who is brought up in a ... Read More »

EUCHARISTIC THANK YOU

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/01/18

Dear Parishioners:

It is always an honor and a privilege to express only the absolute highest praise and thanksgiving for people who go way above and beyond to bring so much joy and fun into so many people's lives. This year's SeptemberFest looks as though it was OUR greatest ... Read More »