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Pastor’s Column for October 18

As I write this column I am preparing to head down to San Alphonsus Retreat House for my annual priest’s retreat. The retreat house is on the Jersey Shore and it’s nice to sit outside and pray while reflecting on…

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Pastor’s Column for October 11

I received a call from a parishioner who complained about a flag that was flying on the esplanade this past weekend, that read: **** YOUR FEELINGS Unfortunately, the words weren’t, but should have been, BLESS YOUR FEELINGS I am sorry…

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Pastor’s Column for October 4

This weekend we are taking contact information at each of the indoor Masses. Yes, along with the temperature check and masks. Thanks so much for your patience. When we ask for your first name and phone number we will store…

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Pastor’s Column for September 27

Each of you realize how cautious our parish’s approach to the Pandemic has been. I’m quite sure it is a bit annoying to have the many announcements before and during Mass relative to social distancing and other safety practices. It…

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Pastor’s Column for September 20

This week we will begin our Catechetical Year. I want to thank all of the teachers and parents who will be helping us to teach our youngsters about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the special relationship our Heavenly Father…

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Pastor’s Column for September 13

We received this quarter’s Missalettes late. We are not permitted to have the Missalettes in the pews, but we can make them available to those who are attending our DRIVE IN MASS. Store them in your glove box after Mass….

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Pastor’s Column for September 6

Happy Labor Day Weekend to everyone. This has been a bittersweet summer in terms of the way its been affected by the Covid Virus. We had great weather and fourteen consecutive sunny Sundays! While it may have been awfully humid,…

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Pastor’s Column for August 30

This upcoming Tuesday is Primary Day in our state – elections are being held throughout the Commonwealth. This year we also celebrate the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote. A few years back, I was in Nashville,…

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Pastor’s Column for August 23

I want to thank everyone who has made a pledge to the Grand Annual. We are still receiving pledges, and will be sending out a second mailing this week. If you have already given, but receive a fundraising letter, please…

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