Browsing From the Pastor's Desk

Labor Day

Posted by St. Joseph

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop!”  This Scripture passage is a reflection of this day we honor with a holiday.  The need to work, the necessity of work is part of who we are.  When Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, God told them ... Read More »

Happy Father's Day

Posted by St. Joseph

On this Father’s Day, I want to bless and thank all of our fathers (past and present) for all they do to keep their families alive and strong in Jesus Christ.  As head of your home (with your wife as the heart—both working as equals), it is important to ... Read More »

A Big Thank You

Posted by St. Joseph

I wanted to write a thank you to all who were part of my 25th priesthood anniversary celebration.  I appreciate all the cards, sentiments, kind words, and gifts (individual thank you’s to follow).  Your support and generous spirit is very much appreciated by me—so, thank you!

A special thank ... Read More »

Memorial Day--A Big Thank You to those who have served and serve.

Posted by St. Joseph

Memorial Day conjures up the first official barbeque of the summer.  Hopefully, warm weather and gatherings top the day off.

 But, Memorial Day was instituted as a way of honoring all our fallen soldiers throughout our history, who gave their last breath as a sacrifice for our freedom.  It ... Read More »

25th Anniversary

Posted by St. Joseph

I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since I was ordained to the priesthood and celebrated my first Mass!  A lot of events, honors, talks, Masses, confessions, anointing, classroom teaching, vocation work, being an associate pastor and a pastor—you can pack many goings-on in 25 years.

It is a ... Read More »

Mother's Day

Posted by St. Joseph

My mom turns 83 in September.  She gave birth to me 59 years ago at the age of 24.  I am number 4 of 8, and, we were quite the handful.  But, she did a great job teaching us life lessons, disciplining us when we deserved it, and, showing ... Read More »

First Communion & May Crowning

Posted by St. Joseph

Today, we celebrate with our second graders, their First Communion.  It is an opportunity for you and me to renew our commitment to the Eucharistic Christ and reaffirm our belief that when we go to Communion we are receiving the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.  ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday

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

“The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ.  A faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community; handed on as fundamental by Tradition; established by the documents of the New Testament; and preached as an essential part of the ... Read More »

A Personal Invitation

Posted by St. Joseph

We enter into the holiest of weeks, what is called Holy Week.  Entering into the Passion (suffering), Death and Resurrection our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, binds us to the Holy Cross, both an instrument of death and the vehicle to our salvation.  All these days invite us to ... Read More »