Parish Articles

Day: November 12, 2020

What connects the tragic killings of George Floyd and Freddie Gray

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer who knelt on his neck for a continuous eight minutes and forty-six seconds while arresting him for the alleged use of a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. There are no words to express the mixture of outrage and sorrow that this footage elicits. What I feel today, in the months that now separate us from George Floyd’s murder, I can only describe as an aching weariness of the soul.

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What’s the Parable of the Sheep and Goats About?

Examining the parable When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the

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The Words of My Mouth

By Deacon Andrew Lacovara We are no longer [held by] distinctions deriving from the flesh – but are to bear within ourselves only the seal of God, by whom and for whom we were created. We are to be so formed and modeled by God that we are recognized as

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A New Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home

On September 1, 2016, Pope Francis introduced a new work of mercy: care for our
common home. If the Church has acknowledged the traditional fourteen works of mercy
for over seven hundred years, why does this generation require a new one? In his 2015
encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis exhorts us to address what he calls the ecological
crisis: “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last
two hundred years” (LS 53).

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

This coming week’s Gospel antiphon is “I know my sheep, and mine know me.” Jesus’ voice calls us to follow him as a shepherd not only because of his voice but because of his dedication and willingness to die for us. Some sheep are near to the shepherd. Others roam

Third Sunday of Easter

Next Weekend’s Gospel Reflection (Third Sunday of Easter) will be Luke 24:35-48 where Jesus Appears to the Disciples. Here’s a nice reflection on that passage! Click here to view this weeks’ Parish: ‘The Thought’

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

This coming week’s Gospel antiphon is “I know my sheep, and mine know me.” Jesus’ voice calls us to follow him as a shepherd not only because of his voice but because of his dedication and willingness to die for us. Some sheep are near to the shepherd. Others roam

Third Sunday of Easter

Next Weekend’s Gospel Reflection (Third Sunday of Easter) will be Luke 24:35-48 where Jesus Appears to the Disciples. Here’s a nice reflection on that passage! Click here to view this weeks’ Parish: ‘The Thought’

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