A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Encountering God in Prayer Lent is on the horizon and it is time for us to start thinking about what we are going to do for Lent. We generally consider “giving something up” during this season, which is a form

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure BOUNDARIES It seems that any word or phrase that sounds like it restricts us is unacceptable to many. Any restrictions obviously must limit our freedoms. Right? Boundaries that might interfere with our free will seem to be

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure “O GOD, BE MERCIFUL TO ME A SINNER”    (Luke 18:13) This sounds quite harsh.  We know that we are not perfect. We don’t knowingly hurt people. We don’t cheat on our  taxes.  We are trying every day

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

          The Church assigns feast days to saints, generally based on their Dies natalis, or the day they were born into eternal life.  This week, our society at large will observe “St. Valentine’s Day.”  The memorial

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

The Bells of St. Bart’s You may have noticed that the bells here have been silent lately. I noticed this when I started Mass late a couple of times since I usually wait for the bells to signal me it

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure IT’S COLD    IT’S WINTER   I’M HOUSE BOUND   WHEN IS IT OVER? Problems don’t just occur in the North country. Think of the poor policeman in Florida who got a desperate call from a woman

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

             Last weekend’s storm, during which the forecasted rain showed up as freezing rain, and the cold that followed, left us with plenty of concrete-like snow and ice from which to dig ourselves out. Truth

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure A good steward, Father Solanus Casey If you are reader, you make time to get engrossed in a good read. Reading gives such pleasure and there are so many interesting, excellent books out there and so

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure A   BELIEVER’S   DILEMMA A short time before Christmas Mom said to her children, “It is time to make out our Christmas lists for Santa.”  And the reply from the eleven year old was, a bit

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

           This Tuesday, January 22nd, marks the 46th anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in the case Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion on demand in the United States. The annual March for Life was