Browsing From the Pastor's Desk

Memorial Day

Posted by St. Joseph

I was watching some cable show about World War I.  The documentary was filmed about 5 years ago and contained a segment about a 105 year old veteran from that war who was the only one left alive from that time.  When asked the question about memories of the ... Read More »

Ascension of the Lord

Posted by St. Joseph

This Sunday, May 28, we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord which marks the conclusion of the 40 days of Easter.  We move from 40 days of Lent into 40 days of Easter with the Ascension celebrating Christ’s final day on Earth as He departs to reign in Heaven.  He ... Read More »

Mother's Day

Posted by St. Joseph

One of the funniest memories about my mother comes from when I was young.  With 8 children to tend to, and many times discipline, her temper would flair when we didn’t do something as fast as she wanted.  We weren’t beyond giving her a little lip back, which only ... Read More »

The Rosary

Posted by St. Joseph

The Rosary can be used by anyone , but its flexibility is often underestimated.  By focusing on the prayers and on the mysteries we engage our senses.  By meditating on the mysteries we deepen our understanding of the Scriptures.  By contemplating during and in between the mysteries, we rest ... Read More »

First Communion & May Crowning

Posted by St. Joseph

Next weekend will be a special day for 8 of our second graders who will receive for the first time the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Savior, Jesus Christ, at their First Holy Communion.  Having received their First Confession, their souls are prepared and open to ... Read More »

Divine Mercy

Posted by St. Joseph

Pope St. John Paul II instituted the Sunday after Easter as The Sunday of Divine Mercy.  St. Faustina received personal revelations from our Savior Jesus Christ involving His great mercy which flows from the wounded side of Christ from a lance at His crucifixion.  Jesus said to St. Faustina, ... Read More »

Happy Easter

Posted by St. Joseph

Today we celebrate the most important day of all our Holy Days and spiritual year.  The Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, holds the promise of eternal life.  Heaven is now open to us and eternal life is no longer an illusion, but a reality.  “God so ... Read More »

Palm Sunday--Invitation to Holy Week

Posted by St. Joseph

I want to invite you to the Holy Week Masses and services.  Holy week is the big lead up to the Last Supper, Good Friday and, most importantly, Easter Sunday.  If you’ve never come to Holy Thursday Mass or the Good Friday Service, I challenge you to come and ... Read More »

Lazarus: A Sign of Awesome Hope!

Posted by St. Joseph

As an aside, I would love to have had dinner with Lazarus after his being raised from the dead.  That certainly was what everyone else was thinking.  “Got to see this rotted corpse brought back to life.”  “This is really weird.”  “Who is this Jesus that can raise people ... Read More »

A Thirsty Soul Needs Quenching

Posted by St. Joseph

In today’s Gospel we read about the woman at the well.  The water well was usually in the center of town.  But, sometimes on the outskirts of the village like in this Sunday’s reading.  It was not only a place to draw water, but, a place to gossip, catch-up ... Read More »