Homilies

A Note From the Pastor – Oct. 15

Pray for the new synod, where the pope will consult Catholics around the world about how the Church listens to their concerns, and how they would like its leadership to respond to them. The process culminates in 2023 with an assembly of all of the bishops at the Vatican, who will consider the findings from…

A Message from the Pastor – Oct. 8

Starting this Sunday, and for the following two Sundays, the parish will present a step-by-step explanation of the meaning of the ritual actions of the Mass. It’s the second phase of the Eucharist Renewal Initiative that began in September in all of the diocese’s parishes to re-introduce the gifts we receive when we attend Mass,…

A Note from the Pastor – Oct. 1

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM The Holy Spirit draws us each Sunday to this holy place. We gather together as the body of Christ to celebrate the Eucharist. We pray that we may be made worthy of the call we received in baptism to witness to God’s saving power in what we say and what we…

September 26 Homily – Fr. Peter Escalante

“Should I go to Mass this weekend?” Many faithful wrestle with this question, amid the latest news on the coronavirus. But perhaps answering the question, “Why should I go to Mass?” and understanding the blessings of encountering the real presence of Christ will offer the compelling reason to attend Mass in person. To help promote…

A Note from the Pastor – Sept. 24

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM This past September 22nd, I celebrated 43 years of priesthood. The gift of priesthood received as a sharing in the Holy Priesthood of our Lord led me to assume an extraordinary variety of ministries within the CJM: always in the perspective either being directly involved in missionary work or being at…

September 19 Homily – Fr. Peter McGuine

“Should I go to Mass this weekend?” Many faithful wrestle with this question, amid the latest news on the coronavirus. But perhaps answering the question, “Why should I go to Mass?” and understanding the blessings of encountering the real presence of Christ will offer the compelling reason to attend Mass in person. To help promote…

Sept. 17 Message

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM This weekend’s readings can be quite unpleasant. Envious instigators plot revenge against a righteous soul. James explains that greed and envy are at the root of conflict. Jesus again warns his disciples that soon he will be handed over to men intent on killing him. But there is a loving Christian…

Sept 12 Homily – Fr. Matt Spahr

“Should I go to Mass this weekend?” Many faithful wrestle with this question, amid the latest news on the coronavirus. But perhaps answering the question, “Why should I go to Mass?” and understanding the blessings of encountering the real presence of Christ will offer the compelling reason to attend Mass in person. To help promote…

Eucharistic Initiative Introduction

“Should I go to Mass this weekend?” Many faithful wrestle with this question, amid the latest news on the coronavirus. But perhaps answering the question, “Why should I go to Mass?” and understanding the blessings of encountering the real presence of Christ will offer the compelling reason to attend Mass in person. To help promote…

A Note from the Pastor

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM Often we hear what we want to hear, not what we need to hear. It’s only human; even St. Peter showed this tendency. When Jesus told his disciples that he would suffer and be killed, Peter immediately drew him aside and criticized him. Not only did Jesus rebuke him, he told…