From the Pastor

Happy Birthday Church! Happy Birthday Parish!

May 25, 2023
It is rather astounding that we are celebrating 75 years as a parish the same day we are celebrating 2000+ years as a Church!  There is so much to celebrate. ...
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Pray for Ohio

May 19, 2023
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all...
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Happy Mother's Day

May 12, 2023
  “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.” Indeed, we cry out to God with joy.  On this Mother’s Day, we thank God for the gift of...
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St. Francis de Sales 75th Anniversary Celebrations!

May 5, 2023
“In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?” Jn. 14:2...
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April 27, 2023
As we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday, we pray with Psalm 23, which reminds us that the Lord will lead us and shepherd us through verdant pastures. When I hear of...
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Have You Planned Your Funeral Yet?

April 20, 2023
While this may seem a little strange to think about and a little depressing too, it really isn’t.  Because of the resurrection of Jesus that we celebrated a couple of...
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Are You Ready to Receive His Mercy?

April 14, 2023
“Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”  (John 20:22-23). When Jesus appears to his disciples after the crucifixion and...
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Alleluia is the Cure!

April 7, 2023
What we need now and always is Alleluia! It is the cure to death. It is the cure to sin! It is the cure to almost everything! Alleluia! It raises...
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God Only Loves and Saves

March 31, 2023
As St. Francis de Sales wrote, we are entering into the “Academy of Love” as we enter into Holy Week. This is what our God desires to teach us –...
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Do We Really Know the Jesus We Are Dealing With?

March 23, 2023
Probably not.  But if you open yourselves up to the readings this weekend, you will greater understand who Jesus is and what he wants to do in your life.  I...
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Rejoice!  A New Season is Approaching!

March 16, 2023
While we journey through the season of Lent, we encounter another season: the season of Spring on Monday, March 20.  Spring brings a season of hope!  The time change that...
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Listen to the Lord, Walk Together, Offer Witness

March 10, 2023
It is not every day that our St. Mary Seminary gets to visit the Pope and have a personal audience with him.  As a way to celebrate the seminary’s 175th...
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Have You Ever Been Confirmed?

March 2, 2023
  “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless...
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Enter the Desert of Silence

February 25, 2023
In the Gospel today, we hear how Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert for a time of prayer and fasting for forty days and forty nights.  Have...
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Lent is Coming:  Go Back to the Basics

February 17, 2023
When I was praying about Lent this year, I have to admit the Lord wasn’t offering much.  I kept asking: “what do you want this Lenten experience to be like….what...
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Pray for the Holy Land 

February 9, 2023
Recently, the priests of the Diocese of Cleveland received a letter from Bishop Malesic asking that we offer prayer and support for the Holy Land.  Thank you for taking a...
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