Origins of Divine Mercy Sunday We have been celebrating Divine Mercy for nine weeks now, and have reached its conclusion on this Divine Mercy Sunday. However, Divine Mercy Sunday is a relatively new celebration. The origin of the image of Divine Mercy came to us through a Saint. Saint Faustina Kowalska was born in Poland … Continue reading Some Notes from Deacon Tim
When I was a Junior in High School, I went on what we called fall retreat with many other kids from St. Aloysius. I specifically remember going to confession while I was on this retreat. Instead of the normal both sit in the confessional or behind a screen the priest, and I walked and talked … Continue reading Encounter with God’s Mercy
I sung and recorded the exalted this year enjoy!
Can you imagine what it was like for the disciples when they went to the tomb early in the morning? It would have been dark maybe the early morning sun was beginning to shine. Then they come to the tomb, and the stone has been role away than angels appeared to them and told them. "Why do you … Continue reading The Joy of Easter
some photos My Bulletin article In preparation for my priestly ordinationthis coming May, I am required to do several things and one of those major steps is occurring this weekend at the 4pm Mass. The Church requires that men or women entering into certain ministries profess their faith before either the bishop or one of his … Continue reading Oath of Fidelity
Trust Fall Seniors I’m sure you remember the trust fall that we did at your senior retreat? I’m grateful for you who were in my group let me as well do the trust fall. I can tell you that I got some surprising responses from my friends when I showed them what I did. It … Continue reading Senior’s Last Mass
While I was on retreat, I would sit out every evening and contemplate God’s creation. There was this one swing that had a perfect view of the sunset no trees blocking the view or buildings or anything. One day I prayed with Isaiah 43 which I will read for you now. For I am … Continue reading “You are Precious and Honored, and I love you.”
Today in the first reading we heard God change Abram's name to Abraham. The way the word breaks down in Hebrew is "av or ab" for "Father" and "hamon" for "many" when combined it means "father of many." God's promise to Abraham is that he would become the Father of many nations. However if you … Continue reading Can you Count the Stars?
Recording only this time.
Sometimes I wish God would respond as he does in today’s Gospel. As we can see God responds to the royal official, who has a sick child immediately. He noticed the exact time Jesus said; “you may go, your son will live.” His son was healed, Jesus didn’t need to go see him, and his … Continue reading God responds to our requests