Pastor’s Message: June 24, 2022

Dear Parish Family,
Jesus calls us to make His faith our own, to abide in confidence that He will not abandon us, that He will show us “the path to life,” leading us to the fullness of joy in His presence forever.
May God give us the grace to answer His call daily with total commitment and love.
We congratulate Deacon Jim Meehan on his ordination to the Permanente Deaconate. Jim will be ordained this Saturday at St. Augustine Cathedral by Bishop Caggiano. This Sunday, Jim will serve at the 11:00am Mass and give the homily. May God bless him as he begins this ministry.
Join us after Mass to congratulate Jim. All are welcome to join Jim and his family for a light reception in McGrath Hall.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

 

Pastor’s Message: June 19, 2022

Dear Parish Family,

The Solemnity we celebrate this Sunday centers on the gift of the Body and Blood of the Lord, which we partake in at Holy Mass which is he real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

This mystery is at the heart of our Eucharistic theology. In the elements of bread and wine, Jesus’ Body and Blood are truly present.

When we share in the Body and Blood of Christ, Jesus himself comes to dwell within us. This communion with the Lord makes us one body, brings us eternal life, and sends us forth to be Christ’s Body in the world.

Wishing all father’s, a blessed Father’s Day. Join us for donuts after the 9:am Mass.

Peace be with you!
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

 

Pastor’s Message: June 10, 2022

Dear Parish Family,

The Easter Season has ended and now we begin Ordinary Time.

This Sunday and next Sunday, however, are solemnities, special days that call our attention to central mysteries of our faith.

This weekend is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This feast invites us to consider what we believe about God, who has revealed himself to us in the Trinity—one God in three persons.

Peace be with you!
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: May 20, 2022

Dear Parish Family,
Christ is Risen!   Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Happy Easter! 

In the Gospel today Jesus tells his disciples that he will be going away. However, he will not be leaving them alone. Jesus promises them that in his absence, an Advocate – the Holy Spirit – will be coming to them to teach and remind them of all that he has said to them.
Jesus also tells his disciples, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you,” and “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”
As our celebration of the Easter season is coming to an end (June 5th). We are reminded that Jesus remains with us through the Holy Spirit, who teaches us everything we need to know.
Each morning, when we wake up, ask the Holy Spirit to direct and show you the best way to proceed by praying this prayer.
Father, we thank you for the Holy Spirit who guides us and calms our fears. May no circumstance, trouble, or anxiety rob us of the peace which surpasses all understanding! May we always reside in your peace by believing your word and by doing your will! Amen.
May the coming of the Holy Spirit bring us renewed freshness in our following of Jesus.
Peace be with you!
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus

Pastor’s Message: May 27, 2022

Dear Parish Family,
Christ is Risen!   Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Happy Easter! 

Dear Parish Family,
In the Gospel today, Jesus speaks about unity: That all may be one as you, Father, are in me, and I in you: I pray that they may be one in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. Jesus is praying for unity from His followers so that the Body might be strong and whole and that the Body may give solid and united witness to Christ Himself.
As Christians we are called to give witness to Christ by our unity of belief, worship and prayer. Let us pray that God will grant us the graces we need to cooperate with him in building peace and unity wherever we find ourselves, in our families, places of work, and in the communities we live.
Next weekend we will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost, the first coming of the Holy Spirit to the Church. This gift of the Holy Spirit is the unifying force that binds us together as one in the Church.
Join us at the 5:00pm Mass on Sunday, June 5th. The Haitian choir will be singing.
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus