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Dear Parishioners: Has your summer flown by? It certainly has for me. I’ve found it to be a beautiful and spiritually refreshing time, and I hope it has been for you as well. One of the places I visited this summer was the Shrine of Knock in County Mayo, Ireland,[…]

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Dear Parishioners: Happy Feast of the Assumption! The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Our Lady and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay–a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies[…]

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Here is a beautiful prayer by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. This Prayer was recited daily after Communion by Saint Teresa of Calcutta and her Sisters of Charity.   Dear Jesus, Help me to spread Your fragrance wherever I go. Flood my soul with Your spirit and life. Penetrate and[…]

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Dear Parishioners: The pilgrimage to Fatima, including a visit to Saint Anthony’s shrine was sublime. I brought all your intentions, and remembered them at mass and all the liturgies. It was an intense and moving experience. As soon as I get the chance I will send back some pictures to[…]

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Dear Parishioners: As I make pilgrimage to Fatima, the site where our Blessed Mother appeared 100 years ago on July 13th, I encourage you to join me in daily prayer, so that together we offer this pilgrimage to honor the Blessed Virgin. Our Lady asked particularly that we honor her[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners, It was several months ago that I told you I would be going on pilgrimage to Fatima ~ the time is almost here. Next Sunday I leave for Lisbon. I’ll be making pilgrimage dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Each day I will offer mass, pray the[…]