‘Partners in the Gospel’

In his apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis writes, “The parish is not an outdated institution; precisely because it possesses great flexibility, it can assume quite different contours depending on the openness and missionary creativity of the pastor and the community.” As we look to the future Read more…

Church Exists For Mission

There is much going on in our local Archdiocese today, and hopefully this is also true in all of our parishes. But, in the face of all this activity we must always ask: “How is this serving the mission of the Church”? because the Church exists for mission. To answer Read more…

Renew Prayer For Peace

From Pope Francis after today’s Angelus in Rome, a call for renewed and even deeper prayer for peace in the Ukraine. Brothers and sisters, we have just prayed to the Virgin Mary. This weekend, the city that bears her name, Mariupol, has become a city martyred by the ruinous war Read more…

Lent: A time of renewal

Brothers and sisters in Christ, as we enter another Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, March 2, it is helpful to place it in the broader context of the reality of Christ. Through the will of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, Jesus was born into the world through Read more…

Lent: Our Ascent To Easter

Ash Wednesday Homily, 2022St. James Cathedral “We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2 Cor 5: 20) At the beginning of this penitential season of Lent the Church begins her journey ‘for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter.’ (Ceremonial of Bishops, Lent) As with Read more…