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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

    We read Luke’s version of the Beatitudes in today’s Gospel (Lk. 6:17-26).  When we hear this reading we might say to ourselves that these are not the beatitudes that we know.  That is because we most often read the Beatitudes as written in Matthew’s Gospel.  When we read that version, every beatitude is a blessing.  In Luke’s version, half the statements are blessings…

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

    The stained-glass windows in our church are a precious treasure here at Sacred Heart. The restoration work that will be done, is explained in the case study for the Today Tomorrow Together campaign.  If we do not do the re-leading of the windows they will be compromised.

    We have been very successful in our sponsorships drive so far.  The remaining windows…

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

    This past week we celebrated Catholic Schools week.  We have a long history of Catholic Schools here at Sacred Heart Parish. Throughout the history of our parish immigrant children have been educated at our parochial school and they have gone on to successful careers.  At first it was Belgium immigrants and now we have Africans and Latinos and people from Asia and…

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time 2019

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time/  “Community, A Remedy for what Ails Us”

St. Paul was an apostle.  He was an evangelist.  He was a Theologian.  But most of all he was a pastor.  He had to deal with the same things that pastors must deal with today.  Time passes but church dynamics remain the same.

            So, we can ask, when Paul wrote to the Corinthians what was the…

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

    Now that we have reached our second goal for the Today Tomorrow Together Campaign we will be concentrating on our third goal which is to build an addition to the church which will allow access for all parishioners in all kinds of weather conditions into the church. 

    This is a very important addition for the future of our parish. The last two Sundays we…

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

     One of the major aspects of the Today Tomorrow Together campaign is the restoration of our Stained-glass windows. We are offering sponsorships of the windows, as we announced the Sunday before Christmas.  The response to this idea has been tremendous.  In fact, we only have 8 windows left to be sponsored.

 The windows that are still available are as follows:

  • The…

Homily Notes Epiphany 2019

 

Epiphany 2019/ “We Pray that We Might Find a New Direction”     

Albert Einstein is known as one of the greatest physicists of all time.  He thought a lot about problem solving.  One of his most famous quotes was, “Problems cannot be solved by the same mindset that created them.” Einstein was able to see the physical universe in new and different ways which allowed him to come…

Christmas 2018 A Child is Born

Christmas S.H. 2018/ “A Child is Born”

We all have our favorite Christmas singers.  Perhaps one of the people who gained more fame from Christmas songs than anyone else was Bing Crosby.  We think of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.”  But he sang numerous songs throughout his life in movies as well as Christmas specials. 

One of his lesser known songs which really tugs at our soul…

Fourth Sunday of Advent 2018

4th Sunday of Advent/ “May We All Learn to Dance”

            I have never been much of a dancer.  But I recognize the benefits of dancing.

            We have the expected advantages.  Dancing is said to be a way to exercise.  Now we are not talking about those aerobic workouts where people grunt and groan at a hectic pace.  What we are talking about is a dance like a…

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Dear Parishioners,

    Christmas is a time when we all have many memories.  Some of those memories are fond memories and others are sad ones.  I remember coming down to our living room Christmas morning.  My presents would have been put out overnight.  They were not wrapped but were just set out.   My sister and I knew immediately if Santa had delivered the gifts we wanted.  We were limited…