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Important Words – Fr. Tony

May 19, 2022
John 14:23-29: “Those who love me will keep my Word and my Father will love them and we will come to them and make our home with them…” These words were part of Jesus’ farewell discourse during the Last Supper

The God of Newness – Sr. Pat

May 14, 2022
The God of Newness Today’s gospel reading is short but so amazing. God only asks one thing of us, to love one another as God has loved us. Compare that command to all the challenges you have heard in your

An Unlikely Doctor – Joseph W.

May 5, 2022
An Unlikely Doctor Writing this on April 29, I am overjoyed to see that this date celebrates the feast of one of the greatest role models for women (and men, of course): Saint Catherine of Siena. Catherine, a lay Dominican

Why the Sad Face? – Dcn. Bill

April 29, 2022
Happy Easter my friends! Over the past couple of decades, I have asked a lot of people what their favorite season of the year is. Obviously, when you ask enough people, you are bound to find people who say winter,

Inescapable Mercy – Joseph W.

April 22, 2022
Inescapable Mercy I am, for the first time in recent memory, unsure of where to begin speaking on this beautiful topic. I am currently amid an ever-growing stack of writings, perusing a cavalcade of medieval and ancient texts, and therefore

THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY IN HISTORY – Dcn. Jerry

April 14, 2022
THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY IN HISTORY The history of Easter Sunday is so important to Christians: it is the day we celebrate the single most important event in human history. If Jesus really did rise from the dead, then the

Windows Wide Open – Dcn. Dan

April 1, 2022
Windows Wide Open There are at least two landmark “breathe deeply” moments each spring. The first is that very first day when you step outside and instead of thrusting your hands deeper into your coat pockets and checking to see

This and That – Carol K.

March 24, 2022
This and That Starting a few weeks ago, we added an hour of Eucharistic Adoration following the 8:00 am Mass at Annunciation on Fridays. All are welcome to join us for Mass and then stay to spend some quiet time

Patronage – Dcn. Bill

March 18, 2022
Patronage Greetings my friends! I hope this message finds you well. This weekend we find ourselves nearing the mid-point of Lent. I hope that your Lenten journey has been fruitful. For so many of us, this season provides us a

On Temptation – Fr. Armando

March 3, 2022
On Temptation Somebody said. “When you flee from temptation, be sure you don’t leave your home address.” Today’s gospel is about the temptation of Jesus in the desert by the devil. But let us examine these temptations in detail. Is