A Beautiful Holy City

Peace and all Good! The Book of Revelation today gives us a beautiful vision of a holy city “coming down out of heaven adorned as a bride for her husband.” (Rev. 21:2) What would such a holy city be like? We often think of cities as nasty places where wealth and poverty live side by […]

Bulletin for 5-19-2019

INSIDE: But the “holy city” St. John visions today is where God lives among us. There is no division there– no pain, no mourning and no death. Do we want to live in such a city? –Fr. Vince (pg.3)

Rock Around the Clock

On Friday, June 7th, we invite you and your friends to step back into time when American Graffiti and Happy Days captivated all of us! We’re ‘Rocking Around the Clock’ in St. Francis Hall to raise funds for our Parish needs. Our DJ will be spinning tunes starting at 6:30 pm. You can dust off […]

Franciscan Thought: Hallowed Be Thy Name

Click here for Pensamiento Franciscano – Santificado Sea tu Nombre, the Spanish language version of this article. What is in a name? Our name? God’s name? Our parents gave us names that meant something special to them.  Maybe we were named after a grandparent or one of our parents or their favorite historical person or […]

Jesus is the Good Shepherd

Traditionally this Fourth Sunday of Easter is called Good Shepherd Sunday. No matter which liturgical cycle we are in, the Gospel will always be about Jesus, the Good Shepherd. So great is our Good Shepherd that he knows each of us by name and gives us eternal life. Jesus states that no one can take […]

Bulletin for 5-12-2019

INSIDE: So great is our Good Shepherd that he knows each of us by name and gives us eternal life. Jesus states that no one can take a sheep from his hand or from the father’s hand because he and the father are one. –Fr. Vince (pg. 3)

Bulletin for 5-05-2019

INSIDE: Can you imagine? Finally, they have the courage to suffer for the Lord’s sake. They went right back out there, teaching in the name of Jesus! It is clear that mortal attempts to stop the Gospel will not succeed! — Fr. Vince (pg. 3)

“Truly, today we celebrate Divine Mercy”

Peace and all Good! Today is the Second of Easter and also established by St. John Paul II as Divine Mercy Sunday. In the readings for today’s Mass, fear is contrasted with confidence. John’s confidence comes from his encounter with the Risen Jesus in today’s Gospel. This encounter carried the greeting, “Peace be with you.” […]

Bulletin for 4-28-19

INSIDE: “Peace be with you.” Now this greeting is more than just a wish or a hope. It is a statement. It does not mean “may peace be with you.” It mean “peace is with you.” And because of this the apostles rejoice! – Fr. Vince (pg. 3)

Bulletin for 4-21-2019

INSIDE: We call this Resurrection! It is not just the meaning of Easter, but the reason there are Christians at all! Alleluia! Alleluia! – Fr. Vince (pg.3)