Category Archives: From Fr. Rick

Taize Prayer Service: Prayer of Peace for Father Dick

Dear Fellow Parishioner, By now most of you have heard the most distressing news that Fr. Dick Messina has a very serious illness. His attitude remains, as always, positive. He will continue his ministry here as long as he is able. Keep him in your prayers. On Sunday evening, May 7, at 6PM-7PM we will…
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Notes from Fr. Rick – Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

“Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!” This ancient greeting sums up what we celebrate this Easter Sunday, the joy of Christ risen and alive in our midst. “This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad” (Psalm 118). This then is the Joyful Good News: Christ by his death and…
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Notes from Fr. Rick – April 9, 2017

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.  ALL are welcome to this time and place of worship. Know that in this space you are welcome as you are and for who you are. As followers of Christ, we are compelled by the Gospel to seek reconciliation…
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Notes from Fr. Rick – March 12, 2017

Lent. A time of prayer, alms-giving and FASTING What’s this fasting thing all about anyway? Why is it that every major religion in the world emphasizes the need for fasting? Catholics have an obligation to do some kind of fasting, especially during Lent. WHY??? Is it because there’s something in Catholic DNA that tells us…
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