Many of us have difficulties in our lives which cause anxiety, frustration and other issues. Somehow or in some way we seem to cope with them. They don’t make life easier; in fact, they make life difficult. Determination, and sometimes the help of others, including professionals, can help us deal with our difficulties. Our faith in Jesus, while it does not solve our problems, can help us to remain calm so that we can see things more clearly. In today’s Gospel, the apostles have a problem. They are afraid that they will die during the storm at sea. Jesus very calmly quiets the wind and the storm and the apostles are relieved. Even though they experienced this event, they probably didn’t grasp its effects in their lives.Jesus also offers us his calming presence. This does not mean that he solves our problems; it does mean that he can help us deal with them rationally and intelligently so that we are able to see things more clearly. Then we are able to make decisions in a different mindset, as our faith allows us to tap into this unique relationship of Father and Son so that our lives are not only enriched, but are sustained, and we are able to continue to live as a people of faith. It is this relationship that supports us, nurtures us, comforts us, and challenges us to live as people of faith and hope, even in the midst of difficulties. In the name of our entire Parish Staff: FR. TONY, DEACON JERRY, DEACON HUGH, NANCY CAPUTO, DAN PALKO, OUR SUPPORT STAFF, & MYSELF, I want to wish all our FATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, GODFATHERS, FOSTER FATHERS, STEPFATHERS & UNCLES our best wishes for a HAPPY & BLESSED FATHER’S DAY. While it is only one day in the year, we are grateful for all you are and do for us always. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!FELICE GIORNO DEI PAPA!FELIZ DIA DE LOS PADRES! FR. JOE
Please join Fr. Santos and the Pastoral Council in welcoming our new members: Jenny Bernard | Andrew Kerwin | Patricia Morris | Michael Ryan. Thank you for saying “yes” to the call to serve.
NEWS AND UPDATES Please know that we rescheduled this past Thursday’s Forward in Faith Listening Session due to inclement weather. Our new date is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th @ 7:00PM in the church. If you were unable to make either of the previously scheduled times, please consider joining us next week. No need to RSVP. We…
Needless to say, this has been a verydifferent year, with COVID-19, Hurricane Isaias, and the ongoing issue ofBlack Lives Matter. This past week we saw sports teams decide not to playgames in opposition to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.God does not make distinctions, and neither should we. If we discriminateagainst one person, then we discriminate against all. Theplayers…
“TO STRENGTHEN THEM FOR COMING STRIFE, OUR SAVIOR CLIMBED THE HEIGHTS WITH PETER, JAMES AND JOHN, HIS FRIENDS, AND SHOWED THEM HEAVEN’S LIGHT… MAY TABOR’S LIGHT AND WONDROUS NEWS SHINE ON OUR LENTEN DAYS…” (A Lent Sourcebook: The Forty days, Book One, p. 138). Last week we were in the dry atmosphere in the desert….
Friends, I often remark that I don’t know how people make it through life without faith, to which people almost every time respond in agreement. Yet, why do so many choose to stay away?
Friends, the signs that we see in today’s Gospel are meant to get an important message across. As you begin a new week, allow the first of Jesus’ SIGNS to stay with you this week. Follow the example of Mary. Have faith and trust even when you don’t understand. If you want Jesus to turn water into wine in your life, you’ve got to provide Him with the stone jars.