Browsing From the Pastor's Desk

Memorial Day

Posted by St. Joseph

This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day. With sorrow and joy we remember all those who sacrificed (joy) their lives (sorrow) to defend our country and the precious and sacred rights we have given to us by God (not the government)!

Cemeteries across the country and around the world have ... Read More »

30th Anniversary and Mother's Day

Posted by St. Joseph

This May 21st I celebrate 30 years as a priest of Jesus Christ! Next weekend I ask you to help celebrate this milestone (NOT mill stone). It is also 10 years as your Pastor. I have never regrated this call or my vocation. The Lord has been way too ... Read More »

Contraception and the Culture of Death Part 2

Posted by St. Joseph

Last week I discussed the doctrinal teachings of the Divine Law of God regarding contraception. Today I address the consequences the modern world now experiences due to an inordinate embrace of a contraceptive mentality which has led to a culture of death. Pope Paul VI was quite prophetic regarding ... Read More »

Contraception and the Culture of Death Part 1

Posted by St. Joseph

Some may say that I'm tilting at windmills, wasting my time because over 85% of Catholics willfully use contraception in their marriages. However, I would be delinquent in my  responsibilities if I don't teach and preach the Gospel both in and out of season. The teaching regarding contraception is ... Read More »

Everyone's A Missionary

Posted by St. Joseph

"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." Can we be counted among the laborers? Are we ready and willing to work for the sake of our faith, or are we looking for the ... Read More »

The Holy Mass, Source and Summit - Part 1

Posted by St. Joseph

In the document of Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Council Fathers described the Mass as the Source and Summit of the Catholic Faith. It is the source from which all other actions of life and faith flow and it is the high point, or climax, of the Christian heart. ... Read More »

The 4th of July

Posted by St. Joseph

The Fourth of July remains my second favorite holiday, right after Christmas. Fireworks are one of the fun parts of the day. (I seem to never get enough of such a visual display-not to mention the booms and WOWS). Cooking out, spending time with family, the warmth of a ... Read More »

Father's Day

Posted by St. Joseph

The annual celebration of Father's Day is upon us and a reminder of what it means provides hope.

My father was not the best at what he did, for alcohol debilitated much of his potential. He was great at wood-working and building furniture. This gift was overshadowed by a ... Read More »

Corpus Christi

Posted by St. Joseph

Dear Friends,

There was a priest professor in my seminary who thought the whole idea of Eucharistic Adoration was a medieval holdover that should not be practiced. He believed that Eucharistic Adoration was an abhorration that twisted the "idea" of the Mass. First, this priest couldn't have been more ... Read More »

The Holy Trinity

Posted by St. Joseph

Dear Friends,

This feast is truly and really a mystery. Difficult to explain in words, but, more easily demonstrated by actions.

The Holy Trinity, simply put, is the doctrine of the Church that teaches there is One God, but Three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Godhead ... Read More »