Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure WORDS How many words can one estimate that we are able to utter in a day? (A gift from God that we even have the power of speech.) And to how many people, either by phone,

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

One of the things the Church encourages us to do frequently, but most especially in this time of Lent, is to avail ourselves to the Sacrament of Confession. As has been mentioned in the bulletin, and at Mass, there is

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

          In last week’s Gospel reading, we heard both Jesus and the Devil quoting scripture. How important it is for us, as Christians, to be familiar with the Word through which God has revealed the depths

Encountering God in Prayer

Encountering God in Prayer

Join Fr. Derek for a three-part series that will look at a few different styles of entering into prayer so as to encounter God more fully in our daily lives. The meetings will take place from 7:00 to 8:15 and

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

          Last Sunday I had the privilege of celebrating Mass for our Confirmation students who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation later this month, on the 31st.  As they are preparing to receive the gift

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

“THE PRODIGAL SON” We are familiar with the Gospel story of the two sons of the father. One asked for his inheritance now and went off to live a life of excess, corruption and sin. The older son stayed home and

Lenten Regulations: Fasting and Abstinence

Lenten Regulations: Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence from meat. Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. Fasting is to be observed by all of the faithful who are 18 years of age and older, who

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Lent is Coming!   Lent is Coming!              This year we had an unusually long span of time between the end of the Christmas Season and the beginning of Lent. Yet time  always seems to fly, and it is hard to

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

FAITH AND GOOD WORKS “My brothers, what good is it to profess faith without practicing it? Such faith has no power to save one, has it? If a  brother or sister has nothing to wear and no food for the day, and

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

           It seems, lately, that the Catholic Church just can’t keep itself out of the news. Among other things, last week we saw the former Cardinal McCarrick be laicized (removed from the clerical state) by the