The Shining Light of the Word of God

Today, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Lectionary begins this year’s cycle of Sunday Gospel readings from Matthew. Note that John the Baptist, having been arrested, is no longer on the scene. This, in fact, signals to Jesus that the time for his public ministry is at hand. And so, Jesus “withdrew (literally “returned”) […]

Ash Wednesday Information on Fasting & Abstinence

Lent is a time for us to voluntarily choose to do penance and mortification as an expression of gratitude to God for what Christ did for us through His Own Suffering and Death. It is an attempt to respond to the love that He so willingly gave to us. On Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, February 26, […]

Bulletin for 1-26-2020

INSIDE: It is here on the shores of the Sea of Galilee that Jesus began his ministry of shining light. The light grows in brightness as the Kingdom of Heaven becomes increasingly realized through Jesus’ teaching and miracles. (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)

Sunday of the Word of God

Next Sunday, January 26th, Catholic Churches around the world will celebrate “Sunday of the Word of God”, a special day newly instituted by Pope Francis that inspires us to give proper attention to God’s Word in the Holy Bible, in our daily habits and in our relationship to God. May this new celebration inspire us […]

Celebrate Your Marriage

The Catholic Bishops celebrate National Marriage week from February 7th to the 14th. World Marriage Day is Sunday, February 9th, 2020. You’re invited to submit a .jpg or .gif of your wedding photograph for a special pre‐Mass slideshow on the 9th. No names or wedding dates will be published. Email to, with the subject: […]

Why We Love MSLRP

This talk was given by Lucille Fortunato during Gratitude Weekend on November 17, 2019. Good Morning! My name is Lucille Fortunato and I’m here with my husband, Tim Lee, and Mom, Rose Fortunato. They’re sitting in our reserved seats over there. We’ve been parishioners here for about 15 years ‘collectively’. In the spirit of Gratitude […]

At the Service of the Poor

One of our Holy Father’s urgent concerns is how the poor of the world are being treated. “Money must serve, not rule!” This is how Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, put the emphasis on one of seven major themes in his pastoral letter, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). The pontiff’s letter, formally referred […]

Bulletin for 1-19-2020

INSIDE: He “has seen and testified” that Jesus is the Son of God, the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” Are we glad to have seen Jesus Christ, the Servant of God? (Fr. Vince – pg. 3)

Behold, the Lamb of God!

Peace and all Good! Last Sunday, we celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today we read the evangelist John’s story of Christ’s baptism, told from the perspective of John the Baptist. Both the version of St. Matthew and St. John describe the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus. For John the […]

Celebrating Candlemas Day

On the Feast of the Presentation, Sunday, February 2nd, at all Masses, please bring a candle to Mass with you for a special blessing. Traditionally on this day, we celebrate the presentation of Jesus. In the temple were Simeon and Anna who had prayed for many years to see the Messiah.  Simeon then holds the […]