A Message from Father Bernie

A Message from Father Bernie

December 10, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

     Remember that our Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be held at all of the Masses on the weekend of December 23rd and 24th (the Fourth Sunday of Advent).  Can you think of a better Christmas gift to give to Jesus than consecrating ... Read More »

December 3, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

During this period of preparation for our Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, my fervent hope is that many of the good people of our parish are doing the daily meditations and growing in holiness.  Many of the people with whom I have spoken who have ... Read More »

November 26, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

     As our Diocese has suggested, we began our 33-day period of preparation for our Consecration to Jesus through Mary last Tuesday, November 21st.  My hope is that several of you are doing this preparation so that when we make our consecration on Sunday, December 24th, it will ... Read More »

November 19, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

     If you remember my message from last week, then you know that our “33 Days to Morning Glory” starts this Tuesday, November 21 st . Of course, I’m referring to our period of preparation for our Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary on December ... Read More »

November 12, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

     It’s that time of year when many people begin to think about what kind of Christmas gifts they are going to purchase for the special people in their lives.  They often begin to make lists and to ponder what kind of gift would bring joy to their ... Read More »

November 5, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

     One of the most liberating experiences we Catholics have available to us is found in the Sacrament of Reconciliation or, as it is more commonly known, Confession.  In this Sacrament, we are not only forgiven our sins but also given the grace of being healed.  Healing enables ... Read More »

October 29, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

   Since my earliest days in ministering to the faithful, I  have always felt that spending time with the sick is holy time.   In my thirty-one years of priesthood to date, I am confident that the sick have ministered to me just as I have ministered to them.  They ... Read More »

October 22, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

     Since I was ordained to the priesthood thirty-one years ago, I have heard many people say that they don’t believe that they have to participate in Mass to be a good Catholic.  Hence, they “politely” excuse themselves from the obligation that the Church has taught since the ... Read More »

October 15, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

     It has been said that there have been more martyrs in the twentieth century than in all of the previous centuries combined.  One of those martyrs, perhaps not  well-known throughout the world, was Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish priest who rose to fame in his native Poland ... Read More »

October 8, 2017

Posted by Sheila Viteri

     After all of the events over the past few weeks, I’m almost afraid to watch the news anymore.  I’ve heard almost more than I can bear of hurricanes, earthquakes, an evil dictator in North Korea threatening to wreak havoc upon the world, ISIS still threatening to spread ... Read More »