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The Solemnity of Christ and Thanksgiving Blessings

Posted by Karen Pepe on 11/17/22

From pastor’s desk on the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

There are two themes for this week: the Solemnity of Christ the King, and the celebration of Thanksgiving.  The first theme pertains to the celebration that occurs on the last Sunday of the liturgical year, which is ... Read More »

Pray With A Humble Heart

Posted by Karen Pepe on 10/30/22

From pastor’s desk on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

We cannot stress enough how important prayer is.  This Sunday’s readings again direct our thoughts to the theme of prayer.  This time, however, we are reminded that prayer must come from a sincere and humble heart, and ... Read More »

With Gratitude to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Posted by Karen Pepe on 10/05/22

From pastor’s desk on the 28th Sunday in year C

To whom should we be grateful? — This is the question that one may pose after hearing the passage from this Sunday’s gospel.  We read that there were ten lepers that came to Jesus.  They begged for healing and ... Read More »

Faith in God

Posted by Karen Pepe on 9/29/22

From pastor’s desk on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

It is all about faith. This Sunday’s gospel contains the very famous parable of the mustard seed.  In the Gospel of Luke, we read these words of our Lord Jesus:

“If you have faith the size of ... Read More »

Devotion to Mary - Pray the Rosary

Posted by Karen Pepe on 9/22/22

From pastor’s desk on the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

This Sunday, again, we are presented with an issue of wealth and how we use it.  Our Lord Jesus tells a parable of the rich man and the poor man, Lazarus, who lived at the gates of ... Read More »

The Kingdom of God

Posted by Karen Pepe on 9/15/22

From pastor’s desk on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

When you read this Sunday’s gospel passage, you may be surprised by the parable that seems to encourage cheating.  It is the parable of a dishonest steward and the master who eventually praises his steward’s shrewdness. Perhaps ... Read More »

The Good Samaritan

Posted by Karen Pepe on 7/07/22

From pastor’s desk in the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

This Sunday we meditate on the passage from the gospel of Saint Luke, which presents to us the parable of the Good Samaritan. This is probably the most well-known parable of all, even to the non-Christian world. ... Read More »

Happy Independence Day

Posted by Karen Pepe on 6/29/22

From pastor’s desk on the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

We live in a world that loves success.  Most of us enjoy watching shows in which we admire truly gifted individuals like those in America’s Got Talent.  We like to read stories about people who made a ... Read More »

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Posted by Karen Pepe on 6/17/22

From pastor’s desk on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi 2022

On May 13, 1981, Pope Saint John Paul II was mortally shot by the assassin Mehmet Ali Ağca. The late pope was struck four times and, according to the assassin’s own account, he should not have survived; John Paul ... Read More »

Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Karen Pepe on 6/11/22

From pastor’s desk on the Most Holy Trinity Sunday 2022

If you like religious art, I would like to invite you to contemplate the Byzantine icons.  The religious icons in the Byzantine tradition are not just an art or painting to be hung on a wall. Each icon always ... Read More »

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