Pastor’s Message: January 22, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
  • Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. Colossians 3:15. 15
To pray powerfully for peace, we need to rely on God’s peace and power. So I’ll continue to pray for peace and hope you will too.
As God guides us, may we pray regularly and often, for those we know and for those we don’t know, for a peace that embraces our country and our whole being, both physical and spiritual.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: January 29, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
Prayer is the foundation of all that we do in defense of human life. Every January, thousands of pilgrims travel to Washington to pray together at the National Prayer Vigil for Life, for an end to abortion. “There is power in prayer.” Yes, there is power in praying in the name of Jesus. When we tell someone we will pray for them, we are offering to open the conversation with God. Comfort can be found and burdens lessened when we pray and give our concerns to God. God invites us into a relationship with Him. Go to God first in prayer.
National Prayer Vigil for Life will be virtual this year.
“Now, more than ever, our nation is in need of prayer for the protection of the unborn and the dignity of all human life,” Archbishop Naumann said in a statement. I invite all Catholics to spend time with our Lord and join in this nationwide vigil for life.”
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: January 22, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
  • Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. Colossians 3:15. 15
To pray powerfully for peace, we need to rely on God’s peace and power. So I’ll continue to pray for peace and hope you will too.
As God guides us, may we pray regularly and often, for those we know and for those we don’t know, for a peace that embraces our country and our whole being, both physical and spiritual.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: January 15, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is observed January 18–25.
This year’s theme is “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (see John 15:5–9).
Jesus prayed that all of his followers may be one as he is one with the Father: “I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me” (John 17:20–23). May we join our prayer and efforts with his—this week and all through the year.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: January 8, 2021

Dear Parishioners,
Blessings and Happy New Year
This weekend the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas.
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. We know that — since Jesus was born without sin — he did not really need to be baptized. And yet, Jesus welcomes his own baptism as an example for the rest of us and as a sign of his true identity. He is God’s son, the living presence of God on earth. When we renew our baptismal promises, we proclaim our belief in the waters of baptism and our new and ongoing life in Christ.
In Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan, we see Him anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Christ, we hear the Father proclaim His fundamental identity as the beloved Son, and we perceive Jesus’ mission as one of humility, a self-emptying love and sacrificial identification with everything in us that was lost, broken and dead.
Parents take some time this month to talk to your kids about their own baptism (even if you’ve told the story before!). Talk about who was there, how their godparents were chosen and the celebration after the ritual. What a great time to share that Jesus is with us always, even during these days of the pandemic.
Please take a moment to pray for peace in our country.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus