2019 archive of Pastor's Corner

2019 archive of Pastor's Corner

All Souls Day Reflection

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/02/19

From St Ambrose's book on the death of his brother Satyrus Let us die with Christ, to live with Christ We see that death is gain, life is loss. Paul says: For me life is Christ, and death a gain. What does “Christ” mean but to die in the ... Read More »

All Saint's Day Reflection

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 11/01/19

From a sermon of St Bernard of Clairvaux Let us make haste to our brethren who are awaiting us Why should our praise and glorification, or even the celebration of this feast day mean anything to the saints? What do they care about earthly honours when their heavenly Father ... Read More »

Fatima, The Rosary and The Eucharist

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/13/19

During this Mary Month of Respect Life, we are reminded that Motherhood is the greatest gift. Whether one is a mom or not a woman’s nature is life-giving.  And as today’s 102 year Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima reminds us, there is no greater woman, ... Read More »

Power of the Rosary

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/07/19

October 7th Feast Day

St. John Paul II implored the faithful to pray the Rosary most especially for peace in the Third Millennium, which began in the West with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Rosary has been a unique weapon in spiritual warfare and is especially suited ... Read More »

Guardian Angel Feast Day

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/02/19

From a sermon of St Bernard of Clairvaux

 

That they might guard you in all your ways

He has given his angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways. And so, that nothing in heaven should be wanting in your concern for us, you send ... Read More »

Angel Holy Hour

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/01/19

Holy Hour Honoring the Holy Angels

Wednesday October 2nd (Guardian Angel Feast)

700pm in the Church

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in addition to beautiful Music to be played and readings/reflections will be read highlighting the importance of the Angels and improving our understanding and appreciation of them. Refreshments ... Read More »

Saint Therese the Little Flower Day

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/01/19

Saint Therese the Little Flower

Feast Day: October 1st

Take a prayer moment or two

One of my favorite images of prayer…is that of a flower. Imagine that each time we pray, we take a flower from the Garden of God’s Heart and place it in the soil of ... Read More »

September Fest Tribute/Thanks

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/30/19

I think it is more than usually appropriate who we dedicated this year’s September Fest to: Deacon Kevin Moore. Deacons are ordained as a sacramental sign to the Church and to the world of Christ who came "to serve and not to be served." The entire Church is called ... Read More »

The Eucharist at Ground Zero

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/11/19

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 »

Suicide Book Recommendation

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/10/19

Book Recommendation

After Suicide: There's Hope for Them and for You

Addressing the hard issue of suicide simply and pastorally, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, and Jason Lewis, MIC, draw from the teaching of the Church, the message of Divine Mercy, and their own experience of losing a loved one ... Read More »

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