A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

This weekend we light the second candle of the Advent wreath. As the light from the wreath increases, we are mindful of the drawing near of the one who is the Light of the World himself, Jesus Christ. Last weekend’s

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure JUST ONE HOUR We often hear or are reminded of ‘just one hour’ during Lent. Could we not just spend one hour with Jesus in   remembrance of His and our Lenten journey. But ‘just one hour’ is a

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure TRADITIONS Few words can so strongly affect the brain and the heart at the same time. When someone mentions traditions, all kinds of responses are triggered. Hopefully, most of the remembrances are good ones. But unfortunately, sometimes a remembrance

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

This weekend we begin a new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent. Since Advent, as a time of preparation for Christmas, is a penitential season (though not as austere as Lent), it seems that this weekend, rather January

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure What are you thankful for? One tradition at any meal is special for many reasons. One may  think of it as only appropriate to Thanksgiving. But it is not. Any gathering around a meal table makes it appropriate. And

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

This Sunday we celebrate the  Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  It is a majestic celebration, recalling that all people and all things are subject to Jesus Christ who will in turn subject them to his Father at

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure STILL SMILING? “Never have children, only grandchildren.”    Gore Vidal A very confused and panicked elderly person called the police and yelled that someone had stolen the steering wheel in the car. Upon arrival the police called

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day in which we pause, as a nation, to give thanks for the blessings, both collective and personal, that we have received. I find myself mindful of those for whom recent events will make

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure A new testament reading:    a letter from st. Paul to…………… How many times have we heard lately in our Mass  readings:    a Letter from St. Paul to………… And who writes  letters any more anyway? Especially letters that are

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Today, November 11th, is Veterans’ Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, which commemorated the cease fire of World War I. On this day each year, our nation pauses to honor those men and women who have served in our armed