2018 archive of Pastor's Corner
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 4/03/18
A couple of weeks ago when I was walking down Stratfield road…I saw a word scrawled in red paint across the front of a house: demolition. Then a week or so later, it was completely gone except for a crater where once the house stood.
With Holy Week approaching, ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/30/18
The day after Passion Sunday I met with a family whose loved one passed way. The primary focus was on what an exceptionally generous woman she was…and nowhere was this more appreciated then when she prepared the weekly family meal…which took place…on Thursday.
And what made this conversation even ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/27/18
In 1881 Mark Twain wrote a novel entitled, The Prince and the Pauper. The plot involved two young boys, who were approximately the same age and were almost identical in appearance. One boy was the son of a King while the other was the son of a pauper.
The ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/19/18
Joseph was the perfect father: “the luminous, discreet image of the heavenly Father’s care…” He could have been withdrawn and disengaged toward the unique child born of that unique woman in the most unique of all ways: by the overshadowing power of the Holy Spirit. He was being thrust ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/15/18
In today’s first reading King Cyrus boasts of rebuilding the ruined Temple of the Lord.
More than a building made of the finest gold, gems and stone...there is no greater, no more sacred Temple than us. As Saint Paul insists: 19Do you not know that your body is a ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 3/06/18
Anger of Jesus
Projecting human feelings onto God is problematic. God is unchanging in that He is perfectly happy in His eternal condition. The nature of God is not determined by the conditions of the world, rather the Condition of God determines the nature of the universe and all ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/21/18
In today’s first reading God establishes a covenant with Noah and his entire family. However, in order for a family bond to be established there must be in place an initial covenant that insures that a family is formed…and that is between a man and wife.
God is already ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/15/18
A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him "If you wish, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him "I do will it. Be made clean."
How often in desperation when dreadfully sick or diagnosed...we throw ourselves at the mercy ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/13/18
In God’s desperation to fill us with His love and eternity, He will resort to any means whatsoever to insure our salvation. Often this takes the form of suffering.
Illness and dying does not discriminate between rich and poor, black and white, Christian or Jew…it comes to us all…and ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 2/07/18
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle; they come to an end without hope. Remember that my life is like the wind; I shall not see happiness again.
Job represents every person at some point in our lives when we feel stressed beyond the max or the hurts, ... Read More »