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Vatican Corner 1-3-16

VATICAN CORNER con!nued… The ini!al rite of the Jubilee of Mercy is the opening of the Holy Door. This door is only opened during a Holy Year, and is otherwise closed. Tradi!onally only the four major basilicas of Rome have a Holy Door: St. Peter’s, St. John Lateran,...

Pastors Desk 1-3-16

An electrician did a small job, one afternoon, for a popular local restaurant. He met many of the employees and management, and he was very impressed by how friendly everyone was. He and his wife had never been there before, so the following week, they went to the...

Vatican Corner 12-27-15

VATICAN CORNER Con!nued ... Mercy is a theme very dear to Pope Francis. He has recounted his very first experience of God’s mercy in his own life, when he walked into a confessional as a 17 year old in Buenos Aires and walked out knowing that he was called to...

Pastors Desk 12-27-15

Typical of last minute Christmas shoppers, a mother was running furiously from store to store. Suddenly she became aware that the pudgy li%le hand of her three-year-old son was no longer clutched in hers. In a panic, she retraced her steps and found him standing with...

Vatican Corner 12-20-15

VATICAN CORNER A Va!can official says a statement made by Pope Francis about Christmas fes!vi!es happening while the world is at war has been "grossly mistranslated" by media. In his homily what he actually said was, "We are close to Christmas: there will be lights,...

Pastors Desk 12-20-15

A li'le girl was walking along a beach covered with thousands of starfish le( dying by the receding !de Seeking to help, she started picking up the dying starfish and tossing them back into the ocean. A man who watched her with amusement, said, “Li'le girl, there are...

Vatican Corner 12-13-15

VATICAN CORNER On March 13, 2015, Pope Francis announced that an “extraordinary Holy Year” a “Jubilee of Mercy” will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica on the celebration day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on...

Pastors Desk 12-13-15

During the Korean War, Communist forces invaded the city of Hungnam and began mass execu!ons of Koreans who were suspected of sympathizing with the American cause. The American Navy responded to this atrocity by sending 200 ships to evacuate the refugees from Hungnan....

The Year of Mercy

Pope Francis' Prayer for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus...

Feast Of The Immaculate Conception 2015

Gospel text (Lc 1,26-38): In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth. He was sent to a young virgin who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. The angel came to her...

Vatican Corner 12-6-15

VATICAN CORNER Pope Francis made his first trip to the African continent, visiting Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic from Nov. 25th thru 30th, 2015. It was another of his apostolic visits to reach out to the developing world and confirm the faith of the...

Pastors Desk 12-6-15

Every year people in the US remember December 7th as “Pearl Harbor Day.” December 7, 1941 began like any other day for the Americans living in Pearl Harbor. The Americans hardly expected any a&ack on their harbor. Based on the available intelligence, the senior...

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