Dear Parish Family,
As the Beatles song goes, "all you need is love…"
Although it is nowhere near Valentine's Day, the past week or so has found me noticing all kinds of "love" all around me. Even in places I never expected to find it!
It started on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. The Trinity itself shows us the love within the three persons of the Trinity. The love between the Father and the Son is so complete, so perfect, that the Holy Spirit is that love. Usually shown as a dove, the symbol of love, and used often at marriages in the time of Jesus.
Next, Fr. Joseph asked me to assist him at a ceremony for a couple that wanted to renew their marriage vows on their 45th wedding anniversary. They mentioned the key to their staying together included a sense of humor, mutual respect, and a deep feeling of love and dependence on God and their Faith.READ MORE
The metaphor of "inviting myself to the mirror to see my nose" as applied to our parish family
Dear Parishioners and visitors,
Allow me to greet you with the words that St. Paul addressed the people of the Church in Rome: "To you all, God's beloved in Rome, called to be his holy people. Grace and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom. 1, 7). It is a very beautiful salutation because it inspires us to realize that we are also God's beloved people and we are called to be his holy people.
On the other hand, I have realized that even if my nose is so near to my eyes, I have never seen my nose, other than in a mirror or photographs. Have you ever seen your nose with your eyes? Try it now. Anyway, the point I want to make is that even if I work and live in this parish, I have not been aware of the many good things that people do in this parish, which in reality are concrete pathways to holiness.READ MORE