JMJ 31 May 2015 My Dearest Parish Family, God be with us always. Happy Feast of the Holy Trinity. Last Sunday on the Feast of Pentecost I shared this beautiful thought: “When we love with our eyes it lasts for a day. When we love with our hearts it lasts forever.” I heard this from Sally, one of our sacristans, who heard it from a Monsignor at a Mass she attended. I know and believe that God loves us with His Heart because it is a perfect love that lasts for eternity. It even outlasts Time itself. On the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity we are once again challenged to Believe, to Trust, to
JMJ 19 May 2015 My Dearest Parish Family, Dearest Parish Family, “I have a gift for you.” These are words that make me as a child stop whatever it is I am doing and give whoever pronounced those words my full attention. The reason being, I want to find out who said it and if it is true – if there was indeed a gift at hand. This is what I recalled when I reflected on the Solemnity Feast of the Pentecost.
JMJ 17 May 2015 My Dearest Parish Family, Dearest Parish Family, God be with us always. A Blessed Feast of Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ! Congratulations to our First Communion Children and their Families! You have journeyed together to come to the day when your precious child finally receives the fullness of the Holy Eucharist. When they open their palms and make a throne or an altar of it to receive Jesus, our Risen Lord, or even just receive them on their tongues, we are reminded of our own First Communion. With your family, we have responded to the final exhortation of Jesus before he
JMJ 10 May 2015 My Dearest Parish Family, God be with us always. “As the Father has loved me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.” (Jn. 15:9) Such beautiful words coming from our Lord Jesus – to be aware, to know and to accept that WE ARE LOVED. Jesus Our Risen Lord has chosen to love us in spite and despite of who we are. This should give us a lifetime of faith, hope, trust and joy to the One who is All in All. Taking this reflection of choice further; did not Our Blessed Mama Mary also make a choice to love on two most challenging events; that of the Fiat at the Annunciation and when She