A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

                  There is a lot going on in the parish these days with Confirmations and Easter preparations and the like. Just last weekend you may have noticed that some new signs were

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure “ARE WE THERE YET?” No person who has ever ridden in a car with a child has not heard this phrase whether the journey is for one hour or one whole day. Often we, adults, might think

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

“Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast.” It is with these words, paraphrased from the sixty-sixth chapter of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, that

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure IS LIFE BEAUTIFUL?  IS IT JOYOUS?  IS IT TRUTHFUL? Are these questions appropriate to consider during Lent? Is our impression during the Lenten season one of darkness, suffering, deprivation, joyless? One important question in Lent has always been

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