Farewell to Deacon George!

Dear Parishioners, This weekend we wish farewell to Deacon George! He will be leaving us after 14 years of service to St. Vincent de Paul. I have worked with many deacons over the years and they would all agree that Deacon George has a servant heart. The role of the deacon is to serve. I…

The Church is always open . . .

Dear Parishioners, Our 8th grade graduates this week and over the last few weeks we have celebrated First Communion and Confirmation. Rites of passage are a part of life. They help us move on to the next phase of our lives. I will be completing three years as your pastor and I have observed a…

The Great Importance of Motherhood

Dear Parishioners, Not all women become mothers and not all men become priests. Our religion places great importance on Motherhood. Wives and husbands are called to find perfection in unitive and procreative love. Unitive love never separates relationships from sexuality as the world often does. Fruitfulness makes procreative love true to life. Children are a…

Generosity and Charity . . .

Dear parishioners, Generosity and charity mean two different things. Charity or love can be divided. Generosity, on the other hand, is the ability to multiply. We can divide our Love or multiply our Love. If we multiply our love, that’s generosity. Next weekend will be the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal commitment weekend. When we are asked…

Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday . . .

Dear Parishioners, We celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday this weekend. We are honored to have the first-class relic of St. Faustina present for us to venerate. She helped the world hear that Jesus wanted us to celebrate his mercy. The painting of Jesus with radiating light from his heart and the phase “Jesus I Trust in…

Holy Week has begun!

Dear Parishioners, Holy Week has begun. Now is the time to finish our preparations to celebrate Easter. “Remembering” is an important practice of our religion. The human person soon forgets. Sometimes we don’t even know where we parked the car, let alone remember what Easter is all about. Our religious roots are connected to the…