Browsing PASTOR BLOG

May 26, 2019 - 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Anne Wing

There once was a young boy named Menroy.  He, just like most of the other kids his age, loved candy. Unfortunately, he did not have the money to buy any. Although he did not have enough money to buy any, he knew where some money was that he could ... Read More »

May 19, 2019 - 5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Anne Wing

This weekend our parish celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation and it is always the occasion of a visit from one of the bishops of our Archdiocese.  This year we are delighted to welcome the newly-ordained Bishop Alex Aclan to our parish for the celebration.

The tradition of a bishop ... Read More »

May 12, 2019 - 4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Anne Wing

A common theme in the gospel stories that tell of the time immediately following the resurrection of Jesus is that of fear.  The disciples were afraid in the immediate aftermath of the resurrection.  The women were afraid when they met the angels who announced to them that Jesus was ... Read More »

May 5, 2019 - 3RD Sunday of Easter

Posted by Anne Wing

I’m always piqued by the gospel for this Third Sunday of Easter.  In my mind, I think of it as the gospel of the Fish Fry.  Here we find that the disciples have returned to Galilee in the aftermath of the Resurrection.  We find them fishing.  Perhaps they were ... Read More »

April 28, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

For some time now, the Church has celebrated the Second Sunday of Easter as the Sunday of Divine Mercy.  Many rightly say that every Sunday is a celebration of Divine Mercy, and they are correct. However, this particular feast honors an event that first took place in 1931.  At ... Read More »

EASTER SUNDAY - April 21,2019

Posted by Anne Wing

The words of Peter in today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles are evocative… “You know what has happened…” He goes on to say “You are witnesses of all that he did…”  Peter is speaking, of course, about all that God the Father did for the world, how ... Read More »

PALM SUNDAY - April 14, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

Today begins the holiest week of the Church year, with the celebration of “Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.”  All of Holy Week is given over to the commemoration of the Passion of the Lord, which has as its beginning, the Messianic entrance into Jerusalem (cf Universal ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent - April 7, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

The way in which the Church brings us through the reading of the gospels ensures that we read all four gospels over the course of a three-year cycle.  In cycle C, our current cycle, we have been reading mainly from Luke’s gospel.  In this gospel, Jesus is very intent ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 31, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

“A man had two sons…”

With these simple words, Luke begins the telling of what some might say is the most beloved of all the parables of Jesus.  Both Matthew and Luke tell the “Parable of the Lost Sheep” who wanders away from the flock, with the Good Shepherd ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent - March 24, 2019

Posted by Anne Wing

While it might easily go unnoticed, the Third Sunday of Lent is quite significant in the life of any Catholic community.  Here at Lourdes, unless we are particularly attentive to the movements and rituals that pertain to the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults,) we may miss the ... Read More »