[Raphael – “St. Paul Preaching in Athens,” 1515] Sometimes people lump Judaism, Christianity, and Islam together as “people of The Book,” in that all three share a patriarchal source (Abraham), and have authoritative scriptures – the Torah, the Bible, and the Qur’an, respectively. But in all cases it is an oversimplification. The Qur’an is important to…

Fifty-eight of our high school teens are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, September 12. The morning of the confirmation they will meet with Bishop Burbidge who will ask them some questions. We’ve included a few of them below! We challenge you to see how many of them you can answer and can state…

[image: Praying Monks, 14th c. fresco, Naples] Sometimes we Catholics forget how many ways the Church provides for us to worship God.  St. Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” What are some of the…

Beginning Wednesday August 19th, all are invited to celebrate Vespers (Evening Prayer) and a Holy Hour in the main church from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. It is the first of what will be a weekly prayer gathering of great beauty and spiritual benefit for all parishioners. Here is the plan: 5:15 pm – Short instruction session…

Four weeks ago today I received the most incredible gift from our Father in heaven – my son. How incredible… to reflect on the fact that this child is truly a gift from God! I am still in awe when I look at him, watch his many faces, listen to his grunts and squeaks. It…