February 15, 2019
This past week we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11th. The Feast has special meaning to me because I was ordained to the priesthood in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Brighton. I had served in the parish as a deacon after completing my studies for the priesthood at St.…
February 9, 2019
What shifts we have been having in the weather! Today it is forecast to reach 60 degrees after enduring days of zero or below with wind chill of 20 below! The piles of snow we received two weeks ago are quickly melting. I was hoping to get out on my cross-country skis before it melted.…
February 2, 2019
Here in our Diocese, parishes participate in the annual Public Policy Weekend every February, when parishioners speak out with one voice on an issue related to Catholic Social Teaching. This year that issue is the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, which would grant equal labor rights to the…
January 27, 2019
Last weekend’s snow storm and the wind that followed it made most of us hunker down in our homes protected from the elements.
Many of you made the wise decision to stay off the dangerous highways and not attend Sunday Mass. The diocese had put out
the word on their website and we on the GSCC…
January 16, 2019
ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER
2019 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
There are many who find politics uncomfortable, but being engaged, responsible citizens is part of our obligation both as citizens and as Catholics. The world needs people who help to shape…
January 11, 2019
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the liturgical season of Christmastide. On the following day the season of ordinary time begins and we are back into the green vestments.
January 6, 2019
This Weekend we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany and we recall how the Magi came and presented to the new born king gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. We are reminded by this feast that we too are called to present a gift to Jesus; the greatest gift that we can possibly give, the gift of…
December 19, 2018
As we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas is fast approaching. Every year at this time I am in awe of the spirit of giving and love that is revealed in so many beautiful ways during the Advent/Christmas season.
December 17, 2018
The Third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath. Gaudete is from the Latin verb gaudere (to rejoice). It is a command ordering us to rejoice! May we rejoice in the Lord always as we reflect on the gift of Jesus our Savior.
November 14, 2018
Before I entered the seminary I worked as a Produce Manager in a supermarket. I had worked in many grocery stores during my high school and college days. I always started out in the grocery department and I always seemed to end up working in the produce departments.