As we embark on another season of Lent, let us remember the pillars of this penitential season: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Last year, as a parish we focused on Prayer. This year, we will focus on Almsgiving, the giving of our time, talents and treasure which is fundamental in our faith. During Lent, we are … Continued
This past weekend it was announced that Fr. McCarthy would be leaving St. Ann. We are saddened at his leaving since he has brought the truth to us over the many years in the form of his wonderful homilies, formation, and council. You have told us on staff, many times, how much you have learned … Continued
The obligation to attend Mass in-person will resume the weekend of June 5-6. “As we move beyond the worst of the corona virus pandemic and access to the COVID-19 vaccines has become more widespread, the time has arrived for the good of all the faithful when the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass … Continued
The Upper Room in Scripture has always held a very sacred place in Catholics’ hearts. We imagine this candlelit dwelling in Jerusalem as providing a home for weary travelers and an address for those who needed to find them. We step into the room with all four Gospel writers and they give us a glimpse … Continued
Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church. The Acts of the Apostles recounts the story of the original Pentecost (Acts 2). Jews from all over were gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish feast. On that Sunday, ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, the Apostles and the Blessed … Continued
Fr McCarthy made a very good point in his Sunday homily when he said the centurion in the Passion readings, not the Apostles or his followers, was heard saying, “This truly was the Son of God”. We use the Lenten season to truly recognize Jesus is God as well.
Father McCarthy talked in his most recent homily about “suffering” as a deep yearning for something better. And, through suffering, we come to experience a deeper, more personal relationship with God.
As many of you know, our Business Manager and Religious Education Director, Doug Moore is studying at Mount St. Mary Seminary to be a permanent deacon. We are happy to share with you Doug’s recent accomplishment. Doug was recently installed as an “acolyte” as the next step in his journey to ordination as a permanent … Continued
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.
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.