Every year we observe Religious Freedom Week. This year we observe it from June 22nd to 29th. It begins with the feast day of Saint Thomas More and Saint John Fisher (Both on the 22nd of June) and we also celebrate the Nativity of St. John the Baptist on the 24th of June (the only other birthdays we celebrate in the Catholic Church are the birth of our Lord and our Blessed Mother) and end with the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. If we look at all these personalities it is obvious why we are observing Religious Freedom Week.READ MORE
Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers, grandfathers, Godfathers, and priests! I thank all of you for your support and prayers to Deacon Enock on his 25th anniversary of his Diaconate. We had a special thanksgiving mass for him last week at 11am and I thank all the volunteers in preparing for his reception. We were glad for Deacon Enock’s family for their participation and thanking God for Deacon Enock’s continued service and ministry to our parish.READ MORE
A wise priest once said, “when man stands before the throne of God... all joy is restored, then there is nothing else for him to offer but to give thanks. Hence, the Eucharist or “thanksgiving” is the state of the perfect man. The Eucharist is the life of Paradise.”
Eucharist the only thing that draws us all to the church - it is rightly called the Source and Summit. 2nd Vatican taught us that Christ is revealed in the Eucharist. It is the power of the other that helps us to build the church in the Name of Jesus. We are never to imagine Christ acting as an isolated individual; the church is always associated with him, ‘clustered around him.’ We see the close bond between the Church and the Eucharist.
Pope Benedict taught that the Church is the celebration of the Eucharist; the Eucharist is the Church; they do not simply stand side by side; they are one and the same; it is from there that everything else radiates.READ MORE
Happy Trinity Sunday to all of you! The Doctrine of Trinity is called a ‘mystery’ because this truth can never been known by reason alone. Only God can reveal the truth to us (CCC 261). The Doctrine of Trinity is not unique to Christianity: it transcends all religion and is a key ingredient of universal life and culture (Diarmuid Murchu). The Trimoorthy of Hinduism, the Buddhist doctrine of the three bodies, the Zoroastrian triplicate of Zurvan, the Egyptian cult of Isis, Seraphis and the divine child Horus and some thirty thousand years of traditional Trinitarian worship in the prehistoric times all point to the same One God seen in three persons.READ MORE