12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

06-25-2017Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Greetings as we enter fully into "Ordinary Time" in our liturgical year (Color-Green).

This will be my last pastor's letter until September to accommodate time away for my annual retreat, vacation and a break from the heat.

We enter into "Ordinary Time" after intense experiences of mystery, joy, promise, hope, mercy, healing, sorrow and loss. Then the fullness of joy bursts forth from the Resurrection of Jesus.

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

06-18-2017Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me."

Jn 6:51

These words are taken from today's gospel reading for this Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi. Not unlike last week when we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Trinity, we encounter another profound mystery that we cannot fully grasp but we accept it because Jesus gives us enough understanding to place our trust in his words.

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Feast of the Holy Trinity

06-11-2017Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. The foundation of our faith is that God has revealed himself as three "persons" in one Being: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We have to admit to this divine mystery. Our human intellect cannot fully grasp the depth of what it means but we know it is true as it is recorded in Holy Scripture. The Trinity is in relationship with us and manifests its unconditional love for us in many and varied ways.

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Pentecost Sunday

06-04-2017Pastor's LetterRev. Daniel J. Sullivan, S.J.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Today we come to a grand conclusion of the Easter Season as we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. There are many ways of approaching the significance of Pentecost but let me quote Rev. Richard Gabuzda from Creighton University:

Healing Our Fear

"Various affections are at work within the human heart that move us to do some things and to avoid others.  Certainly one of the strongest influences on us is fear.  We instinctively move away from what we perceive to be harmful.

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