Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

First Friday Exposition Explanation/Invite

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/04/20

Are you longing for the Holy Eucharist? The joy of the Easter season this year was tinged with sorrow because of the CoVid restrictions. We are living one of the great paradoxes of our faith, which is that joy and sorrow are often mingled together in this life. We ... Read More »

Saint Joseph Novena for Employment Concerns/Worries

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 4/20/20

NOVENA TO ST JOSEPH: Beginning April 23rd to conclude on the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker Friday May 1st. Each day’s Novena Focus will be prayed at the conclusion of each live-streamed daily Mass for those who would like to recite the Novena in this way. If not, ... Read More »

THE GREAT ALTAR OF REPOSE TABERNACLE INITIATIVE

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 4/08/20

ALTAR OF REPOSE INITIATIVE

After every Holy Thursday Mass, each Church sets up an Altar of Repose where an alternative Tabernacle is placed amidst some very beautiful decorations.

Here’s why:

The Altar of Repose tradition is meant to remind us of those hours after the Last Supper when “Christ ... Read More »

DIVINE MERCY IMAGE INITIATIVE

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 4/06/20

ATTENTION!

Divine Mercy Image Initiative

Passover Significance for us

Image instructions at end…limited quantity in Church:

Jesus to Saint Faustina the Apostle of Divine Mercy: “I promise that the soul that shall venerate this image will not perish…By means of this image, I shall be granting many graces to ... Read More »

Lent Reflection on Prayer

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/28/20

Prayer is the light of the soul

The highest good is prayer and conversation with God, because it means that we are in God’s company and in union with him. When light enters our bodily eyes our eyesight is sharpened; when a soul is intent on God, God’s inextinguishable ... Read More »

Best Lent Ever

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/26/20

Best Lent Ever!

During Lent, the question that often comes up in conversations is, “So what are you giving up for Lent?” But Lent isn’t fundamentally about “giving stuff up”; fasting (and more broadly, self-giving) is important, but it’s a means to an end, not the end itself. The ... Read More »

Mister Rodgers Homily

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/24/20

“You shall not bear hatred for your brother or sister in your heart…take no revenge and cherish no grudge.You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Once upon a time, a gentleman went to New York City and got caught in the rain. So he ducked with a friend into ... Read More »

Presentation Homily and Kobe

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/04/20

Born in Philadelphia, Kobe Bryant was raised in a Catholic household, he eventually married Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Catholic Church in Dana Point, California. Two years later they had their first child. Bryant was at the top of his game and everything seemed to be heading in the direction of his dreams.

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A Special Thank You

Posted by Lisa Reed on 1/14/20

Hopefully you have noticed our wonderfully comfortable new kneelers. With the greater hope that with them in place…there will be more people to pray and for longer periods of time.

With great gratitude and appreciation, on behalf of myself and the entire parish, I want to thank the Giordano ... Read More »

House Blessing Invitation

Posted by Lisa Reed on 1/08/20

Home invasion is both a terrifying thought and reality; although I am not talking about the flesh and blood kind. I am speaking of one more sinister, dangerous and harmful to one’s home and family: When malignant spirits/demons/fallen angels prowl about, as Scripture warns us, like roaring lions looking ... Read More »

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