Giving the best of ourselves to Christ

Sunday, June 26, 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin On this Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the readings take us back to the basics, inviting us to reflect honestly on our deepest priorities in life. In the Gospel from Saint Luke, Christ referred to the struggle to put Him above all else as He…

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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Sunday, June 12, 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Today we observe the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This beautiful feast celebrates the gift of the Eucharist, which the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches is the source and summit of our Christian faith. “For in the blessed Eucharist…

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Most Holy Trinity – how do we respond?

Sunday, June 12, 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. What we are commemorating is a central reality of our Christian faith, that God is Trinitarian in nature — three distinct persons in one God. The Church calls this truth a mystery, as indeed…

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Feast of the Ascension – what does it mean to us?

Sunday, May 29, 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin On this Feast of the Ascension, we celebrate Christ’s triumphant return to the Father after perfectly accomplishing His mission on earth. But we can also view this Feast as a celebration of the “launch day” of our commissioning as Christ’s disciples. Today’s Gospel draws our…

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Christian hospitality.

Sunday, May 22nd 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin The concept of hospitality is fundamental toward the growth and health of any Catholic parish. When we envision hospitality, we naturally think of offering a sincere and warm welcome — to visitors and those who are new to our parish, for instance. We picture inviting…

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