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Answering Our Call

Answering Our Call

A woman named Ann talked her friend Betty into accompanying her to a garage sale. Ann was sorting through a tray of trinkets and various other items when Betty asked her, “Any luck?” “No,” Ann said, “it’s just a pile of junk; see for yourself.”...

Standing In The River Of Life

Standing In The River Of Life

A few years ago,  Fr. John Henry passed away.  Fr. Henry was a retired priest form the Diocese of Rockville Center, NY, who used to help out our parish on weekends, and eventually was in residence with us.  He was wonderful.  Now our Director of...

Remaining Faithful To Our Commission

Remaining Faithful To Our Commission

The Gospel of Matthew (3:13-17) recounts for us the Baptism of our Lord Jesus. Baptism is, and always has been, a very important part of our Christian faith. I am a permanent deacon; and one of the joys of being a deacon is having the opportunity to...

Baptism Makes A Difference

Baptism Makes A Difference

This past year a great deal of attention was given to the question of same-sex marriages, as we all know only too well. More attention will be given to these marriages this coming year as well. The fundamental question deals with the nature of...

Why Do Catholics Baptize Infants?

Why Do Catholics Baptize Infants?

In the Gospel of Mark (10:13-14), we read: And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, let the children come to me; do not prevent them...

Baptism: The Only Status Symbol That Matters

Baptism: The Only Status Symbol That Matters

They come here all clothed in white, many times wearing long white garments passed down through family generations, white baptismal garments that dress up baby boys and baby girls with no gender distinction except for their names. For as we just...

Baptism Calls Us To Live Lives Like That

Baptism Calls Us To Live Lives Like That

When did Jesus know who He really was? We can reasonably assume that as a little boy He grew into knowledge of who He was. Somewhere (and I am speaking here of Jesus in his human nature) He moved from being a little boy to being a young man and...

Trusting In God’s Promises

A priest was once introduced to an Army officer who was a much-decorated war hero.  The priest happened to know that the officer was a fallen-away Catholic, so he said to him, “Captain, as a fellow American, I’m proud of you.  The medals you’re...