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Pastor's Corner

Assuming our Beauty

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 8/15/18

Assuming our Beauty

“God’s Temple in Heaven was opened, and the ark of the covenant could be seen in the Temple.”

As impressive as the Jerusalem Temple was in its hey-day of Jewish worship…and as impressive as any House of Worship may be, this Christian Temple we gather in ... Read More »

Honoring Parents and Grandparents

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 7/24/18

I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them so that they need no longer fear and tremble… Israel shall dwell in security.

I cannot imagine anything worse for a child that to live in a constant state of fear. Besides food and shelter, I cannot think of ... Read More »

Modern Need for St. Mary Magdalene

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 7/23/18

The Arch-Virgin Mary Magdalene

Many people today insist that every time we identify St. Mary Magdalene as a reformed prostitute we marginalize her. And/or share the view that identified as the woman caught in adultery, it is an attempt to oppress women. There are a number of books dedicated ... Read More »

The Ultimate Giving Tree

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/19/18

In today’s readings there are many references to trees that are meant to describe the might of God and the majesty of our created beings and faith:

When thinking over these various images of trees, I was reminded of one of the great children’s classics by Shel Silverstein entitled ... Read More »

"Against Life"

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/12/18

In the USA alone, conservative estimates suggest there is still up to 2,000 young lives extinguished each day since the 1973 ruling legalizing abortion. Yes, God is pro-choice but He gave us Free Will and the example of His Incarnate Son to make the RIGHT choice…who says I am ... Read More »

The THING and Corpus Christi

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/06/18

I am a big Sci Fi Movie Fan. When I was younger, I saw one of my favorite films and also one of the most terrifying…John Carpenter’s The Thing.

And reflecting on the significance of this weekend’s celebration of Corpus Christi, I realized that more than just a film, ... Read More »

How can this man give us His flesh to eat?

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/04/18

In 1263 a German priest stopped at Bolsena while on a pilgrimage to Rome. At that time this priest was suffering a crisis of faith, doubting that Christ was actually present in the consecrated Host. While celebrating Holy Mass, he had barely spoken the words of Consecration when blood ... Read More »

The Thing and Corpus Christi

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 6/04/18

I am a big Sci Fi Movie Fan. When I was younger, I saw one of my favorite films and also one of the most terrifying…John Carpenter’s The Thing.

And reflecting on the significance of this weekend’s celebration of Corpus Christi, I realized that more than just a film, ... Read More »

Orphan Annie and the Trinity

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 5/29/18

The other day, I happened to be watching the remake version of Little Orphan Annie. Who of us are not familiar with this rags to riches story?  Truth is, this is very much our story.

Can we even begin to imagine what it must feel like to be without ... Read More »

Mary Mother of the Church Feast

Posted by Fr Peter Cipriani on 5/21/18

The other day my Niece had a fitting for her Bridal Dress. Standing before that mirror, she was a radiant image of Angelic beauty, as she contemplated the significance of this moment which anticipates that day when she will receive the fullness of her bridegroom’s love.  And not just ... Read More »

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