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December 10, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

12-10-17

 

If you feel like Advent is running on overdrive, you are not alone. With only three weeks this year to try to absorb the spirit and the meaning of Advent—and trying to do it while everywhere we hear Christmas carols and advertisements that constantly want to entice ... Read More »

December 3, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

12-03-17

 

Today we begin the Season of Advent, usually four weeks long but this year only three due to the fact that the Fourth Sunday is also Christmas Eve. Like Lent, Advent is a preparatory season. It has significance because it is a season looking forward and waiting ... Read More »

November 26, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

11-26-17

 

Having just celebrated one of the biggest American holidays—Thanksgiving, it is appropriate that I take this opportunity to thank all the people who come to St. Peter’s either on weekends or weekdays for Mass and for the many others who stop by for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, ... Read More »

November 19, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

11-19-17 

As I mentioned last week, Pope Francis has instituted a World Day of the Poor, which every year will be celebrated on the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. This first year of the celebration takes place this weekend. In conjunction with this new observance Pope Francis has written ... Read More »

November 12, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

11-12-17

 

Some months ago Pope Francis created a World Day of the Poor, which beginning this year and continuing into the future to be celebrated on the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. For the current year that would be on November 19th. He also declared in that announcement ... Read More »

November 5, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

11-05-17

 

This week—November 5-11—is National Vocations Awareness Week, a time set aside to help all of us focus on the reality that God calls each and every one of us to a specific way of life within the Church. For some that is the marriage vocation, for others ... Read More »

October 29, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

10-29-17

 

On this final weekend of October, a month dedicated to Respect Life Issues, I would like to draw your attention to parts of a document from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops entitled Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty, approved and published ... Read More »

October 22, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

10-22-17

 

October has been designated Respect Life Month for many years by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the past I have tried to offer several different perspectives for our consideration in the October bulletins, but this year we have had too many other important things ... Read More »

October 15, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

10-15-17

 

This fall we have two wonderful events happening in the Catholic world of the United States, namely, the beatifications of Fr. Stanley Rother and of Fr. Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Capuchin. We already have several individuals who have lived and ministered in the United States who are now ... Read More »

October 8, 2017

Posted by Carolyn Jarosz

10-08-17

 

One thing that is sure in our day and age is that seldom does a day pass without something of extreme importance happening in our world. We have been dealing with the ravages of a number of hurricanes invading our country and of the islands in the ... Read More »