From the Pastor's Desk

July 2011

Jul 31

St. Jean-Marie Vianney

This week, on Thursday, the Church gloriously celebrates the memorial of St. Jean-Marie Vianney, the saintly priest who died on August 4, 1859.   This zealous and holy pastor of souls spent his entire priestly ministry dedicated in sincere love and devotion to Jesus Christ our High Priest.     Born of a peasant...
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Jul 24

St. James the Greater

Dear Friends,  On Monday the Church celebrates the feast of the apostle St. James the Greater, brother of St. John who authored the Fourth Gospel, three letters and the book of Revelation.   James is the elder of the two sons of Zebedee and Salome; they earned the nickname given them by the Lord, the “sons of...
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Jul 17

St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  On Thursday the Church honors St. Lawrence of Brindisi, doctor of the Church.   He was born in 1559 and died in Lisbon, Portugal on July 22, 1619.   When he was young his father died and his mother sent him to study with the Conventual Franciscans in the friary in Brindisi in...
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Jul 10

St. Bonaventure

Dear Friends, I would like to use the opportunity of these bulletin letters to examine the lives of the saints as they cycle through the liturgical calendar throughout the year.   I believe we find a wealth not only of the teachings and examples of the saints but also we can learn of our common heritage that has been handed down to...
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Jul 3

First Bulletin Letter to Parishioners

Dear Friends,  Today begins a new chapter in the life of this parish community, now celebrating its 10thanniversary year since its founding.    For each one of us a change in pastor is never easy, but God always blesses us abundantly if we place our trust in him.   I come today as a disciple of the Lord Jesus, as...
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