From the Pastor

Summer Has Arrived!

June 23, 2022
Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”  One of my favorite saint...
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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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Let Your Light Shine!

February 3, 2023
“Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father” (Matt 5:16). Jesus is challenging us to let our light shine!  ...
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God Chooses the Weak…

January 27, 2023
In the second reading today, Saint Paul calls us to consider our calling, that while not many of us were wise by human standards, or powerful, or of noble birth,...
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United in Christ

January 20, 2023
  St. Paul says:  “I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there...
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Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will

January 12, 2023
As we pray Psalm 40 this weekend, I think of Fr. Matthew Jordan.  If you didn’t know, as of January 15, 2023, he will be the Administrator of St. Michael...
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“Jesus, I love you”

January 5, 2023
These were the last words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  He was only with a nurse when he passed.  (I want to take a moment to thank all healthcare workers...
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May God Bless Us In His Mercy

December 31, 2022
Happy New Year! What a gift it is to have new beginnings in life!  Every time a new year comes by there is great hope!  Hope for what is to...
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Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2022
“Beloved: The grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age, as...
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LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

December 16, 2022
My favorite Christmas movie of all time isn't very jolly, at least not at first. Jimmy Stewart, tears in his eyes, offers up a desperate prayer: “I’m not a praying...
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Come, Lord Jesus!

December 9, 2022
  How does your heart respond to these words? Come, Lord Jesus! Is there a longing in your heart for the Lord to heal and make new an area of...
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