April 21

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The 4th Sunday of Easter is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday as the Gospel proclaimed each year speaks on that theme. It’s a powerful message and reminder, both to the flock and to those who share in the shepherding as priests....

April 14

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Over the last several weeks we’ve encountered some interesting phenomena in the weather for our area. Earthquakes and solar eclipses are not typical experiences for New Jersey. As such, sometimes it causes individuals to ask...

March 31

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A Happy and Blessed Easter to all! I hope that my message may encourage us all to live in the Easter joy that is offered to us today and throughout the season. May we rejoice in the good news of the Resurrection! One of the...

March 24

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Back in my seminary days, I had a professor who described three distinct experiences of time for human beings. The first is the most straightforward which is chronological. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, etc. are the markers of...

March 17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Much of what we think of and consider in our Lenten season consists of penance and sacrifice. We give things up that we enjoy, we fast from food and other treats, we restrain our desires so as to be more focused on God. But there’s...

March 10

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Sometimes things such as ministries and events tend to run their course. It could be a certain fundraiser that people seem to lose interest in. Sometimes it’s a particular ministry where the need for it in the parish diminishes...