Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

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 »

Anti-Racism Saint

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/09/19

Saint Peter Claver

September 9th

An effective Saint to pray for to end the scourge and ugliness of racism…and also to help those who are still experiencing slavery in any form…especially by way of human trafficking…and to pray for healing for the wounds that still linger in countries like ... Read More »

Green Scapular Mass Invite

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/05/19

Friday September 6th

730am and 530pm Mass

Green Scapulars will be available for distribution and blessing.

The Green Scapular

Ten years after the manifestation of the Miraculous Medal to St. Catherine Laboure, the Blessed Virgin Mary, on September 8, 1840, the Feast of her Nativity, entrusted the Green Scapular ... Read More »

First Friday Adoration Tips

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/05/19

NEEDED: Pray-ers and Adorers.

With the exception of Mass there is no more powerful form of prayer and the loving, healing and encouraging presence of Jesus Christ than Adoration. Please find a little time this Friday/Saturday beginning at 800am Friday and concluding 720am Saturday Morning.  There is no better time ... Read More »

Saint Theresa of Calcutta

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/05/19

The prayer sums up her spirituality and desire to spread Jesus' love everywhere she went.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, one of the greatest saints of modern times, was an inspiration around the world, to both religious and non-religious people alike. Above all, Mother Teresa practiced what she preached, and ... Read More »

Suicide Awareness Month

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/04/19

Parish Prayer Support.

September is Suicide Awareness Month. Please pray for those who lost their lives to suicide, the many who mourn them and the many who are on the front lines of Suicide Prevention...as WE ALL must be.

https://www.nami.org/…/a…/suicide-prevention-awareness-month

The Bahamas Prayer

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/03/19

Take a moment and please pray:

This morning when we woke up, we had a roof over our heads, plenty of food in our fridge, hot water for a shower…the sun was shining…a beautiful day…

For many in the Bahamas they woke to find their Island Paradise transformed into ... Read More »

Quinceanera Celebration

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/03/19

This past Saturday we had a wonderful celebration Mass here at Assumption.: A Quinceanera. For those of you not familiar with this, the word is a combination of the Spanish words quince "fifteen" and años "years"…referring to a girl's 15th birthday celebration/party.

In many countries in Latin America, it is customary to celebrate ... Read More »

Passion and Joy of John the Baptist

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 »

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