Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner


Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 10/01/18

Dear Parishioners:

It is always an honor and a privilege to express only the absolute highest praise and thanksgiving for people who go way above and beyond to bring so much joy and fun into so many people's lives. This year's SeptemberFest looks as though it was OUR greatest ... Read More »

Gan"green" with Envy

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/26/18

You covet but do not possess…you kill and envy but you cannot obtain…

What is it that we are most created to covet or want to possess by the very nature of our existence and who created us? We are created by an infinite being who Scripture defines as ... Read More »

Suffer the Little Ones

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/24/18

“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me.”

On Monday morning, October 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In front of twenty-five horrified pupils, thirty-two-year-old Charles Roberts ordered the boys and the teacher to leave. After tying the ... Read More »

9/11 Reflection on the Incarnation

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/11/18

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 »

Green Scapular

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/07/18


The Green Scapular, called by Our Lady, “The Badge of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” was given to the world by the Blessed Virgin Mary through a series of apparitions to Sister Justine Bisqueyburo, a Daughter of Charity, in the early 1840’s in Paris, France. On ... Read More »

Nature of Religion

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 9/05/18

How many of you have ever heard someone in complaining about organized religion say…I am not religious but I am spiritual? The word religion comes from the Latin word “Re-Ligare”. “Ligare” means “to bind” or to “connect”.  Adding the “re” before “ligare” causes the word to mean “Re-Bind” or ... Read More »

That Word "Submission"

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/30/18

Perhaps no Scripture passage raises the eyebrows of listeners higher than today’s Second Reading from Saint Paul. Once this verse enters into our heads whatever follows next is tuned out.  Yet if we dare strain our attention to the entirety of the text, we will begin to recognize that ... Read More »

The Bride of Hope

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/28/18

Earlier this week, I had the unfortunate experience of scrolling through Face Book after news coming out of Pennsylvania broke. What made the posts even more disturbing is that they were from friends.  One in particular demanded that if you were a part of the Catholic Church, you had ... Read More »

Queenship of Mary

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/22/18

“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 »

Remedy for all evil: The Beauty of Woman

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/20/18

It is quite the divine compliment that wisdom is referred to in feminine terms…building her house…And a house is only a home because of the people who live and love there…and there is no stronger presence of love or builder of a stable home than a woman.

Women and ... Read More »


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