Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

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 »

Do you hear what I hear?

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/06/20

Said the night wind to the little lambDo you see what I seeWay up in the sky little lambDo you see what I seeA star, a starDancing in the nightWith a tail as big as a kite

We are certainly familiar with these lyrics from the hymn do you ... Read More »

Sandy Hook/Humboldt Homily

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/16/19

Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another, that you may not be judged.

It has sadly become the Primary American Virtue…Complaining…and here I am delivering a sermon on complaining…complaining about complaining…and yet it seems like it’s all people do…and so much of what we complain about, I ... Read More »

Lessons and Carols

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/13/19

Come gather as a Parish Family this Sunday December 15th at 200pm for our Annual Lessons and Carols.  This unique and wonderfully beautiful and uplifting service of Scripture and music is presented by our Music Ministry and special guests.  Take a break and come reflect on the message of ... Read More »

The Crèche of our Heart

Posted by Lisa Reed on 12/10/19

 

It is one of Christianity’s most beloved and significant and instructive traditions…setting up a Crèche…either in the public domain or most certainly in one’s home. Somewhat, so that when looking upon this scene we see more than just still figures from a story thousands of years ago. Seeing ... Read More »

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