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LENT IN 2021

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 2/24/21

Didn’t we just get all the Christmas decorations packed away? Where did January or February go? Our liturgical color changed to the violet of Lent from the green of Ordinary Time. 

The Church has devoted a period of time to prayer and fasting as a preparation for the ... Read More »

Lent—Let’s begin to think about it

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 2/20/21

Have you ever taken pause to reflect on Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent? When I receive ashes and mark the beginning of Lent, it seems there’s always a new spirit of hope. Years ago, I realized the difficulty I have with keeping New Year resolutions and ... Read More »

A Lent to Remember

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 2/15/21

Welcome to our Parish Lenten Website

Every year, we journey into the wilderness of Lent.  How we approach this season of Lent with all of amazing, mysterious traditions and experiences is a question best answered this year by the word “together.”  How do we as a parish community ... Read More »

A Thought on the Pandemic

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 1/19/21

I recently read that “it’s important to be reminded of what we already know. Worry is not our friend, and panic is not our way. Worry accomplishes nothing except weakness of heart and head. It’s been said that 90 percent of the things we worry or become panicked about never ... Read More »

A New Epiphany Story 2021

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 1/01/21

Recently I came upon an Epiphany story, that I don’t believe I’ve shared with you.  In this story the three wise men, Gaspar, Balthassar and Melchior, were thee different ages.  Gaspar was a young man, Balthassar a middle aged man and Melchior an elderly man.  They found a ... Read More »

Christmas Is A Lifetime

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 12/27/20

Many of our cultures celebrate the build-up to Christmas as a day, but we as a community of faith live this feast for more than two full weeks (it will end on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord--January 10th).  And there is much to celebrate here, much ... Read More »

Christmas Is A Season, Not A Day

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 12/22/20

  Many of our cultures celebrate the build-up to Christmas as a day, but we as a community of faith live this feast for more than two full weeks (it will end on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord--January 10th).  And there is much to celebrate here, ... Read More »

A Way Of Living

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 10/15/20

"Stewardship" is not a Protestant word, but rather a Gospel word from the mouth of Jesus.  The Gospels were written in Greek and the English words “steward” and “stewardship" are used to translate a Greek word that means to administer what belongs to someone else.

SOOOOO, a steward ... Read More »

Here & There

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 9/28/20

So Church, it's been awhile since my last post.  I hope to share more often.

This past Saturday morning, after laundry, mopping, scouring and a short walk, I sat at my computer and began to sort through some old files with somewhat strange titles (remember when you could ... Read More »

You Are My Witness

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 5/27/20

So, is Pentecost a noun or a verb?  In some of my reading, I recall that Pentecost is God’s way of being and acting because God is always “pentecosting” us through life and creation.  What Jesus said at Ascension still remains valid and indispensable: “You be My witness”. We are ... Read More »