Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

The Impact of Our Lives

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/24/18

On cold winter nights when the wind is blowing about 30 mph and the rain or even snow is beating against the windows, I get a little reflective. One of the things I think about is whether my life is really making an impact on the world. I hope ... Read More »

Good Politics is at the Service of Peace

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

Besides being New Year’s Day and the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. January 1st is also celebrated as World Day of Peace. The date was so designated for the first time back in 1968 by St. Pope Paul VI. Every year since that day the Pope has ... Read More »

Healing the Sexual Abuse Scandal

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/11/18

Recently, I read two articles in America Magazine outlining possible ways of trying to heal the Church from the effects of the clergy sexual abuse scandal. One article was written by Louis J. Cameli, entitled, “Finding hope and healing in the face of the abuse crisis.” In his article ... Read More »

Commemorating the Winter Ember Days

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

In September I shared with parishioners my intention to observe the seasonal Ember Days as my own personal time of fasting and prayer in reparation for the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Ember Days are an ancient Christian practice of marking the change of each of the seasons with three ... Read More »

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 11/12/18

Like myself today the Jewish priests and scribes of Jesus’ day wore distinct liturgical vestments when they were leading worship in the Temple. These vestments were long and flowing and were meant to be worn in the Temple during times of prayer. They were not meant to be normal ... Read More »

What will be your New Year’s Resolution

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 11/09/18

Last week I wrote about a short book I recently read as spiritual reading. The book is called, The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity written by Matthew Kelly the founder of Dynamic Catholic. In the book Kelly says that the biggest lie in Christianity is that holiness ... Read More »

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 11/09/18

As my spiritual reading during my morning holy hour I recently read a little book by Matthew Kelly entitled, The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. Matthew Kelly is a business man and consultant who founded Dynamic Catholic. Dynamic Catholic is Matthew’s personal response to the Church’s call ... Read More »

Critical Bishops’ Meeting This Week

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 11/05/18

This Monday through Wednesday the United States Bishop’s Conference will be convening their annual fall meeting. This week’s meeting is especially important because the conference will be addressing the clergy sexual abuse crisis especially as it pertains to bishop accountability.

One of the proposals to be considered by the ... Read More »

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday November 4th

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 11/04/18

The Holy Land where Jesus lived was full of strife and partisanship. There was constant political and religious conflict and even violence. Much of that contention was caused by the fact that it was occupied by the Romans. The differences between Roman paganism and Jewish monotheism was a serious ... Read More »

Thanks for Their Generosity

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 10/30/18

Recently, the parish was the recipient of the generosity of two parishioners. One happened a couple of weeks ago. I was greeting parishioners at the door of the church as I normally do. A man I didn’t recognize came up to me and said, “Father, have you ever thought ... Read More »


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