Pastor’s Notes

Pastor’s Notes

From Father’s Desk

Saint Ignatius Loyola, whose Feast Day is July 31st , led an “interesting life,” in which he made a drastic change in his early 30s, and led by the Holy Spirit, founded the Jesuit Order. He had spent his youth training to be a soldier, and exercised that profession through[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners, July 26th is the feast of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne. Tradition tells us that they were the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They are not mentioned in the Bible. Rather, their story was told in literature which was produced by early Christians fascinated by all aspects[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners: A few weeks ago a large group of parishioners was called together to hear, along with me and the Deacons of Saint Gabriel, about the ongoing upgrades here on our campus. Bishop Caggiano’s Director of Strategic Planning, Patrick Turner, put together the meeting. Patrick will be working with[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners: Alice Ryan, who has helped as a volunteer and parish secretary since the days of Fr. Bob Uzzilio, is going to retire as of the end of June. Alice has been a smiling, kind, and caring presence at the parish for many years. Being the warm and welcoming[…]

From Father’s Desk

Our Prayer Is Communal The great Church Father, Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr, explains to us, using the Lord’s Prayer as illustration, why we Christians gather together to pray together to the Father. Above all, Jesus who preaches peace and unity did not want us to pray by ourselves in[…]

From Father’s Desk

Dear Parishioners, On Saturday, June 9th I offered the Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for your intentions. Let us remain united especially in prayer to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. Please offer the following prayer: Immaculate Heart of Mary, full of love for God and mankind, and of compassion[…]