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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

For three years I was the assistant priest at St. Peter’s Church in Lowville. The pastor, Fr. Tim Soucy had a wonderful garden, and we...

15th Sunday in Ordinary time 2023

The social hall of St. Mary’s Church in Evans Mills, where I once served, is encircled by a yard of barren crushed stone. It was designed...

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

"I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, you have...

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

God bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains to the...

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

When I was growing up, my mother always told me that it was impolite to whisper. She would tell me, 'If you have something to say, say it...

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023

Last Sunday in Philadelphia a section of the important highway, Interstate 95, suffered a devastating collapse. According to local...

Feast of the Holy Trinity 2023

What do you need? It's a question we often ask ourselves. Our minds might quickly rush to a list of wants, of things we believe will make...

Feast of Pentecost 2023

Today is a day of immense joy, for not only do we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, but we also celebrate the Baptism and Confirmation of...

6th Week of Easter 2023 (Mother's Day)

(My mother, Barbara, and I shortly after I was born in July 1970.) This weekend, we honor the women who have nurtured us, loved us, and...

5th Sunday of Easter 2023

The readings this weekend remind us that we are not alone. In the first reading, we hear about the early Christian community coming...

3rd Sunday of Easter 2023

A little girl was on her first trip on an airplane, and she was put into a seat between her mother and father. Her mom assured her that...

2nd Sunday of Easter 2023

Every year on the Second Sunday of Easter, we read this account of the Risen Jesus appearing to the disciples in the locked Upper Room....

Easter 2023

On this joyous night, we are reminded of the empty tomb and what it represents. Often, we think of emptiness as a symbol of loss, defeat...

Good Friday 2023

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the...

Holy Thursday 2023

Feet are a funny thing. Either you tolerate them or you think they’re just plain gross. For some people, just the thought of touching the...

Palm Sunday 2023

The letter to the Philippians was written by the Apostle Paul while he was in prison in Rome. The Philippian church was one of the first...

5th Sunday of Lent A 2023

"And Jesus wept." Though it is the shortest verse in the Bible, it carries a profound message of love, empathy, and compassion. In the...

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