First Sunday of Lent

March 5, 2017 Dear People of God, We had Ash Wednesday, with the opportunity to get Lent off to a good start.  It is always a visual wake up to me, seeing everyone with the cross, or at least a dark spot on their foreheads.  The reality and importance of...

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8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 26, 2017 Dear People of God, We truly do have many more visitors at our weekend Masses, especially the 10:30 am on Sunday.  Please join me in visiting with each of the visitors, with the goal of inviting them back the following weekend.  Many of the visitors I reach...

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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 19, 2017 Dear People of God, Thank you to John Weiler and everyone who helped with the “Donut Sunday” reception downstairs in the St. Joseph Room.  He and I noted that we filled up the room with parishioners visiting with each other after the 10:30 am Mass last Sunday. ...

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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 12, 2017 Dear People of God, We have been blessed to baptize little MacKenzie Claire Chazen, and James Peter Martin two weekends ago; and Henry Kyle Flowers this past weekend.  It is a privilege, and good for the parish, to baptize these little ones.  Over time they will add...

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 5, 2017 Dear People of God, We have just lived through some Richmond Heights history this last Monday. The faith-filled funeral of our former mayor, James Finger and father of Judy Beck.  All of the family members attended, including former Mayor Jim Beck, and there was a police escort...

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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 29, 2017 Dear People of God, Eighty-three people were at the 10:30 Mass this last weekend, a record for recent times!  There were many new faces and I had a chance to strike up a conversation with a long-absent parishioner who said she liked what she saw, and  intended...

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2017 Dear People of God, Thank you Lord that we got through the icy weather this last week without icing during the last rain event.  None of us slipped at St. Luke, to my knowledge.  Thank you to Amir who came Saturday to apply extra salt to our...

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 15, 2017 Dear People of God, Thank you to everyone in our big group who helped re-pack our Christmas decorations.  We finished in less than an hour.  These informal parish activities are good opportunities to meet other people in our parish.  Especially men, we like to see how the...

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The Epiphany of the Lord

The Epiphany of the Lord Teaches us the Meaning of Life By: Fr. James Farfaglia , excerpts from January 8, 2012 The Three Kings are men unsatisfied by their possessions and search for the only one who can satisfy the deepest aspirations of the human heart. They longed to find...

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Mary, The Holy Mother of God

January 1, 2017 Dear People of God, Here we are in the New Year.  May our Heavenly Father bless you and yours these coming months. Here is a big thank you(!) to all of our decorators, donors, and helpers who prepared our church for Christmas.  The pine trees are beautiful,...

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