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Thank You

I want to thank everyone who attended my Ordination Anniversary Mass and the coffee and donut social afterward. It was nice to have my parish family with me on this occasion as well as a special treat to have my…

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Mission Fundraising

This Sunday at the 10:00am Mass I will celebrate my 20th year of Ordination to the High Priesthood of Jesus Christ. The actual anniversary was May 17 but I delayed the celebration in order that I might do so with…

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Grand Annual Campaign Kick Off

This weekend we will have a member from one of our mission affiliates speaking at each Mass. The Second Collection will be earmarked for this organization and the important work they undertake in the slums of Ecuador. This group also…

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Parish Updates As We Begin Summer

Join me in congratulating this year’s winners of the Father Patrick J. Gilmore Scholarship: Nicole Dimitri, Jessica Presley, Dan Lonergan and Frank Novak. The scholarship was named in honor of a previous pastor, recognizing high school graduates who have displayed…

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Pastoral Planning

When I was in the mountains of Constanza I received a phone call from the local Vicar Foriane, Father Bob Deehan, who was calling on behalf of Fr. Paul Soper, Director of Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of Boston. I…

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Trip to Constanza

Some time ago I saw former President Bill Clinton give a two hour talk to Georgetown College. One might think that this talk must have dragged on, but in truth it was fascinating. I was surprised as to how charismatic…

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Constanza Medical Mission

I am writing this week’s column 4000 ft. above sea level in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. More specifically I am in Constanza which is part of the La Vega Province of the country. There are about 25000 people…

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Revered Milestones

This past Tuesday afternoon I attended the commencement ceremonies for Saint John Seminary’s Theological Institute of the New Evangelization. I watched as our Director of Missions, Will Rein, was presented his Master’s in Theological Studies graduate degree. His degree focused…

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The Start of Summer

Next weekend begins the unofficial start of summer, which of course means, our Saturday Vigil Mass moves to 5:00PM next weekend. This also means that the Sacrament of Confession will be moved to 4:00pm. I would ask everyone to make…

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