August 2019 archive of Pastor's Corner
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/29/19
To the non-religious mind, today’s celebration of the Beheading/Passion of John the Baptism may appear grim at best. But for others, it is a day that reminds us to pause and reflect on the joy that is in our lives...so why today?
Before we get to the end of ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/28/19
Saint Paul understood the challenge of conforming one’s life to Christ, especially the discipline of chastity: “I urge you brothers and sisters by the mercies of God to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” We live in a world that seems to despise ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/27/19
Happy Mother’s Day!
With the exception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and our own Moms, I cannot imagine a more popular and more devoted Mother than Saint Monica. It is the aspiration of every mom with every breath they take the moment God places her ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/23/19
The joy and NEED of volunteering.
As we too quickly approach our September Fest and recruit the many volunteers we will be in need of to assure its success, I wanted to take a moment to review why volunteering is such a worthwhile endeavor.
Volunteering if of course all ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/22/19
“And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.” Anyone who has ever had a bedtime story read to them, when they hear the word “kingdom” immediately imagines kings and queens, ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/20/19
A few years ago, a sesquicentennial Mass recalled the suffering of Ireland on the western seaboard during that decade of awful starvation in the 1840s.
Ships took away cattle and grain, and the people were left to starve. Priests often anointed as many as 40 parishioners a day with ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/14/19
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
I am sure that for most of us who follow sports, especially when the playoffs roll around, we marvel at how certain athletes are able to step up their game so to speak to champion status. We cannot help but marvel and respect the ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/09/19
August 9th Feast Day
“My conscience joins with the Holy Spirit in bearing me witness that I have great sorrow and constant anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred ... Read More »