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Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/14/19

When I was a newly ordained priest, I became friendly with a family in the parish. They were very proud of being of Irish extraction. That was despite the wife actually being half Portuguese. She was a psychiatric nurse and one day she gave me an article to read. ... Read More »

Epiphany

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/08/19

Well it’s Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Little Christmas maybe you call it. While here at church the Christmas Season goes on for another week probably at home the season is winding down. Many of you have begun to take down your decorations. Maybe you have them all ... Read More »

Holy Family

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/02/19

I don’t know how many of you have heard the story of the Irish mother who went to confession. She went into the confessional and knelt down and said, “Oh, bless me Father for I have sinned ‘tis been t’ree weeks since me last confession.” “Oh, Father ‘tis me ... Read More »

3rd Advent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/19/18

I was sitting at my desk one day this week. The phone rang and as I turned to answer it, I notice that caller ID said the call was coming from a friend I have from a former parish. It had been a while since we spoke and as ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/03/18

As I told you at the beginning of this Mass, we begin the Advent Season today but let’s face it outside of Church world we are in the Christmas season. For some of us the Christmas season began a week or so ago on Black Friday. Or maybe it ... Read More »

Advent Is Here!

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 11/26/18

You’ll notice a decided change of seasons at Mass today. I’ll be wearing violet vestments. We’ll be blessing the Advent Wreath and the readings and prayers will reflect the Church’s sense of anticipation and expectancy as we prepare to celebrate the Christmas solemnities.

The norms for the Liturgical Year ... Read More »

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