January 2018 archive of Pastor's Corner

January 2018 archive of Pastor's Corner

Catholic "Groundhog" Day

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/29/18

The Feast of Candlemas

February 2nd

Candlemas Day is another name for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Forty days after His birth, Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple for the rites of purification and dedication as prescribed by the Torah. This ritual included the ... Read More »

Gift of Time

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/23/18

"Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed”

I tell you, brothers and sisters, the time is running out…For the world in its present form is passing away.

Today we are reminded to be ever mindful of time and how to best spend it. As the saying goes: do ... Read More »

March for Life, Love, Hope and Christ

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/22/18

This past Friday, once again hundreds of thousands of people of all ages, faiths, and ethnicities converged on Washington DC sharing in common the most important and most beautiful message that could ever come from the human heart and be spoken upon human lips: Respect Life...Cherish Life…Treasure Life…Love Life. 

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Special Needs Homily

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/18/18

In today’s second reading Saint Paul is very insistent that God is for the Body. So much so that not only does Jesus Christ have a human body just like us, but He refers to His Church as the Body of Christ.  We of course each have our own ... Read More »

First Phone Call from Heaven

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/17/18

In today’s readings…the theme of being called is prevalent. The first reading is the call of Samuel: Speak Lord your servant is listening.  Or from the Gospel we hear Jesus say to who will be His first Apostles: Come and See.

To call someone is to seek a connection ... Read More »

Body Language of Love

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/16/18

Body Language of Love

“Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.”

It seems all we do during the frantic course of a day is listen. However, how much of what we listen to serves our purpose of growing as disciples of Jesus Christ? We can listen to a person ... Read More »

The Giver and the Epiphany

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 1/08/18

One of the more prevalent images of today’s celebration is that the Three Kings come bearing gifts for the Infant savior. Having just celebrated Christmas, who of us do not love to receive and give gifts.  However, the hope is that more precious than any gift we may unwrap ... Read More »


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