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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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Happy Mother’s Day

Hey, do you like skylights? I hope so because pretty soon we will have two in the front and back of the church. Yup. Have you noticed the two areas where the plaster has or is about to fall from…

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Pray, Pray, Pray!

This week is the 4th Sunday of Easter and we celebrated the weekend with First Holy Communion. It was so nice to see the young kids in their white suits and dresses, as well as the parents dressed in formal…

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Mission NJ

This week Catherine Rein and our Mission Director, Will share their thoughts on the recent service trip to Long Branch, New Jersey. I want to thank the two of them as well as another adult chaperone, Jack Dillon, for providing…

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Divine Mercy Sunday

This weekend throughout the Universal Church we celebrate DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY. The foundation in our relationship with God is faith, which is in turn grown through a rich prayer life. Certainly the perfect prayer of the Church is the Holy…

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