Father McCarthy as our spiritual leader and teacher grounds his homilies in the Gospel readings. Listen in as he reflects on today’s Gospel readings to challenge us to have a new experience in our lenten preparations, to show God our dedication.
What is Lent? Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we … Continued
What a year this has been! Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve faced illness and anxiety and even death. We have endured job loss and economic hardship. And we have, most tragically, had to do all of this while being physically separated from one another, and for many, from our parish community. I have missed … Continued
Father points out that in Sunday’s Gospel Jesus was there for people curing the sick, expelling demons… giving them hope. Jesus is there for us to do as well so have Hope… BECAUSE TRUE HAPPINESS EXISTS! Click the photo below to hear his homily.
What is the Neighborhood Network (NN) you ask? It is a ministry that we were planning on rolling out last Spring but then the pandemic took over. The planning never stopped and it is a ministry that we wish we had in place before everything shut down. The NN is about taking care of our … Continued
Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics; Fridays during Lent are also obligatory days of abstinence. As members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two … Continued
Father McCarthy reflects on the Gospel readings when he asserts the Lord’s presence in our lives and challenges us to clear our minds and see through the “noise” that may block his messages. To hear more, click the photo below:
Beginning on Thursday, February 18th, the Patriotic Rosary Rally will meet outside, not in the church as published in last week’s bulletin; the reason for this is that Exposition is extended to 10:00 p.m. on Thursdays during Lent. Depending on the weather, the outdoor events may be abbreviated (such as a Chaplet), but there will … Continued
Our Consecration to St. Joseph program will begin on Monday evening, February 15. Our Church and our world are at a time where a greater reliance on the intercession of St. Joseph will bring to the forefront the role a man should serve in the home, the parish, and the world. This program is targeted … Continued
Fr McCarthy points out that God fulfilled His promise to King David that he will build a house that will last forever when his descendant Jesus was born. Fr McCarthy also discusses the important role Joseph & Mary played in making that happen.