December 2018 archive of Pastor's Corner

December 2018 archive of Pastor's Corner

Sandlot Christmas. Go SMALLS or go home

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/25/18

Boaz became the Father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth.   Despite being the creator of the universe and all people in it, like us Jesus Christ has a geneology…a lineage of descendants who make up His Family Tree.  One of those women is Ruth and the house that Ruth ... Read More »

Sandy Hook and the Pink Advent Candle Homily

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/17/18

Jennifer Hubbard’s life took a drastic turn the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. She and her husband, Matthew, had two children in the school — 6-year-old Catherine and 8-year-old Frederick. Catherine was one of 20 first-graders and six adults who lost their lives that tragic day.

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Why Get Married in Church Advent Homily

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/11/18

"Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever:"

One of the sadder trends of our times is that fewer and fewer couples are opting to have their wedding ceremonies in a Church. Which makes me wonder…if they truly understood ... Read More »

Fear and Greater Hope of Advent

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/04/18

Perhaps it strikes us as odd that though today is the start of Advent, the Gospel reading is filled with images of chaos, catastrophe, and fear. Hardly the frame of mind one would desire in expectation of the season of joy and peace.

The images of turmoil that highlight ... Read More »

Home Security Soul Security

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 12/03/18

The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah... In those days Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem shall dwell secure.

One of the primary concerns of a home owner is keeping one’s home safe...not so ... Read More »


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