A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception As I mentioned last week, because December 8th falls on a Sunday this year, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to Monday, December 9th, but is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation this

Advent Holy Hour

Advent Holy Hour

Join us on Monday, December 16th for a Eucharistic Holy Hour from 7:15 to 8:15 in the church. At a time of the year that tends to be very hectic, this is a wonderful opportunity to slow down and just

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Archbishop Sheen was born May 8, 1895 and died December 9, 1979. Most of his life was spent in New York.  His ordination was on September 20, 1919.  His life is

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

THANKSGIVING:  A NEVER ENDING SEASON For this scenario you will have young, supple, no replacement knees. Why?  Because the question being asked and pondered is ‘When was the last time you felt so awed by God that you felt the

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

On this final Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year, we celebrate the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  It is a reminder that all of creation is subject to him. Though out of love for us, God created

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS     =     A WAY OF LIFE Someone once said “It’s not what you say that is most important.  But watch what they do.” When one enters a Catholic church,

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Congratulations to Marty Cunniffe, Cheverus Award Recipient. In 2008, during the bicentennial year for the Archdiocese of Boston, Cardinal Sean instituted the Cheverus Award, which is given to members of the lay faithful and religious throughout the Archdiocese for their

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure THE MIRACLE OF LANCIANO* In these days of doubts, questioning, faith wavering, and many obstacles to believing in anything as real truths, the Miracle of Lanciano is a story every Catholic should know. It is more

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Many thanks to all of you who have purchased a memorial candle, all of which are on display in the church this weekend. All of these candles, along with the Holy Day this past week (All Saints Day), remind us

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS AS YOU THINK THAT THEY ARE Recently for my grandson’s birthday-9- when I asked him what he would like for a present, he said “a big cross to wear around his neck.”