10.03.21 Message from Fr. Tony

Marriage is God’s plan to show His Love in the world, to have the union of a man and awoman as a sign of His love for His creation.Jesus, who is the Good Shepherd of the Church, is also the Bridegroom of the Church. He is referred to in the Scriptures in this way, and…

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09.26.21 Message from Fr. Tony

When I lived in Flagstaff Arizona a few years ago, I made some friends in Phoenix, about two and a half hours away by car. One friend, Michael, invited me to stay at his house whenever I was in town. We became very good friends and I spent many nights at his home. Sadly, Michael…

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09.19.21 Message from Fr. Tony

In this week’s Gospel, we see the disciples of Jesus arguing among themselves about who is the greatest in the Kingdom of God. We realize that they are still thinking of an earthly Kingdom of David, not the Kingdom of God which is built on faith in Jesus as Savior, and which exists within the…

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09.12.21 Message from Fr. Tony

The same question is asked of each one of us that Jesus asked of Peter – “WHO DO YOUSAY THAT I AM? “We must answer the question not just once – but continually. It is meant to shape and define our entire life. How weanswer that question determines who we will become and how we…

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09.05.21 Message from Fr. Tony

A man has been deaf, maybe his entire life. But then something happens. He meetsJesus. He can’t quite believe it. Years of silence have been broken. For the first time ever, he’s hearing things, small things, little noises. Breathing. Laughing. The emotion is overwhelming. It must have been a shock. He met Jesus. It was…

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Message from Fr. Tony 08.29.21

Tradition and LawIn the Church we have three guides that we follow as we practice our faith: The Word of God, the Bible. The Teaching Authority of the Church. Tradition.Not all of our traditions are world-wide; some are local, or regional, or cultural.And not all voices are equal in the Church. Some examples of Universal…

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Message from Fr. Tony 08.22.21

Jesus, in this Sunday’s gospel reading, challenges His listeners by telling them that theymust eat His Body and drink His Blood!To the Jews this was insane! The Law given to Moses makes it clear that they are never to consume the blood of animals, let alone human beings.Jesus first has to get their attention, then…

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Message from Fr. Tony 08.15.21

The gospel today begins with a scene everyone can understand: A journey.“Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste…”She has just been told that she is to be the Mother of God. And rather than keeping this news to herself, or wonderinghow she will cope, she sets out on a journey, to…

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Message from Fr. Tony 08.08.21

Covenant of the Bread of LifeA covenant is an agreement between two parties, usually signified by a physical sign. In the Sacrament of Matrimony,the physical sign is the exchange of the rings and the vows made by both husband and wife. When a couple exchange vows at the wedding, they are entering into a “covenant”…

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