2018 archive of Pastor's Corner

2018 archive of Pastor's Corner

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 »


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 »

Gan"green" with Envy

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/26/18

You covet but do not possess…you kill and envy but you cannot obtain…

What is it that we are most created to covet or want to possess by the very nature of our existence and who created us? We are created by an infinite being who Scripture defines as ... Read More »

Suffer the Little Ones

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/24/18

“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me.”

On Monday morning, October 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In front of twenty-five horrified pupils, thirty-two-year-old Charles Roberts ordered the boys and the teacher to leave. After tying the ... Read More »

9/11 Reflection on the Incarnation

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/11/18

When we contemplate the life of Christ, we perhaps form images in our mind that are very sanitary, idyllic almost romantic. For example, during Christmas we are bombarded with manger scenes that present the Holy Family in a cave or stable that is beautiful and might even make the ... Read More »

Green Scapular

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/07/18


The Green Scapular, called by Our Lady, “The Badge of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” was given to the world by the Blessed Virgin Mary through a series of apparitions to Sister Justine Bisqueyburo, a Daughter of Charity, in the early 1840’s in Paris, France. On ... Read More »


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