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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…

A Note from the Pastor

In today’s Gospel, people from towns all over Galilee hurried to see and hear Jesus. His heart was moved, for they appeared to be “sheep without a shepherd.” Jesus is that shepherd. Jesus is our shepherd. He has drawn us here, from different households, from different families, perhaps even from different towns. We come to…

A Note from the Pastor

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM After almost four years of reflection, the Pastoral Council and I came to the conclusion that we have the duty and the necessity of updating our vision and action for our ministries at the parish. Our new Director of Discipleship will help everyone to make Jesus known, loved and celebrated. The…

At Note from the Pastor

As we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we sing, “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.” But we do not just mark an event that happened nearly two thousand years ago. We also call upon the Lord to send the Holy Spirit now and every day to…

Ascension

Today, the feast of the Ascension, is a feast in disguise. If I asked what this feast was about, I think most of you would say, “It’s about Jesus returning to his Father in heaven.” Or, “It’s about Jesus going up into the clouds and leaving Earth until he comes again.” These aren’t wrong answers,…