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From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners I am in the town of Tiberius looking out onto the Sea of Galilee. It’s full of whitecaps and the surf makes quite an impressive sound as it crashes against the pilings along the shore. It’s very windy, so they say that for our boat trip tomorrow we[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners: Last Sunday’s Gospel, following on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and the Epiphany, is the conclusion of the Lord’s revelation about His divinity and our Catholic Christian faith. “His disciples began to believe in Him.” We as His disciples are called to that belief. We[…]

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Dear Parishioners In proclaiming the Gospel of the Baptism of the Lord last Sunday, it struck me quite forcefully that in a few short weeks I would be where the events described took place. The site which tradition says was where the Lord was baptized is in the present-day Kingdom[…]

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Whenever we come to church, we must prepare our hearts to be as beautiful as we expect this church to be. ~ Caesarius of Arles When we enter a Catholic Church, the first thing on our minds should be that we are entering into the real presence of God. The[…]

From Father’s Desk

The Mystery of Christ in Us and in the Church Dear Parishioners: Each New Year which I am granted makes me reflect as to how I’m doing–have I accomplished anything of good in the past year? Will I fulfill what the Lord has called me to in the year to[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners, Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! I pray and trust that the hope and joy of the newborn King is warming your heart as you read these words. It has been only a few short weeks since I assumed the responsibility for St. Cecilia Parish and Fr. Olbrys came[…]