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 »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 7/22/19
What must have been the incredible condition of Mary’s love that first Easter morning? It had been three days since our Lord had been laid to rest: The brutality of the scourging, the spitting, the mocking, the nailing, and the slow agonizing death on the Cross. She had seen ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 7/16/19
Enrollment Mass of the Brown Scapular
Of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
When the clouds of temptation overshadow the day May the the light of Mount Carmel shine down on my way; When the long road is ending, may I go to rest With Mary's brown Scapular over my breast.
Why is this enrollment so significant in the life of a ... Read More »
Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 7/06/19
Has one ever really thought what it means to be filled with the Spirit of Christ? Whenever we feel that growl in our stomachs or that chalky taste in our mouths, we know it is time to fill ourselves with food and drink. In fact, it is amazing how ... Read More »