Monthly Archives: November 2008

The First Sunday of Advent

  My dear parishioners and friends of our parish community: Praised be Jesus Christ!   Within this beautiful and long Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend so many have come home.  They have come “home” to us in Connecticut…in New England…the first and best … Continue reading

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Thirty-Forth Sunday in Ordinary Time

My dear parishioners and friends of our parish community: Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and forever!   Today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King!  Our Lord Jesus is no conventional king…a personage of worldly might, power, and … Continue reading

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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

My dear parishioners and friends of our parish community: Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and forever!  As we enter these final days of Ordinary Time, the scriptures begin to turn our attention to the end times.  Next Sunday is the … Continue reading

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Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran

My dear parishioners and friends of our parish community: Praised be Jesus Christ!   Today, November 9th, we celebrate what, to some Catholics, seems like an obscure feast.  One is tempted to wonder, “Why would we jettison the prayers and readings … Continue reading

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The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

My dear parishioners and friends of our parish community: “Give them eternal rest, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine on them forever.”   Brothers and sisters in Christ, this is the proper entrance antiphon for today’s Feast of All Souls … Continue reading

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