Browsing the 2019 archive of Padre's Blog

Lent—Let’s begin to think about it

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 4/01/19

Lent—Let’s begin to think about it

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 ... Read More »


Posted by Fr John Nolan on 3/03/19

Sincerity!  Sincerely!  Sincere   How often we speak or write or use that simple word. It’s a word like “thanks” or “please”.  It’s a word that flows so quickly from our lips or pens that we might forget its meaning.

In the golden days of Rome, it was considered ... Read More »

Kairos Time

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 1/07/19

The year 2018 has ended, but the cycle of God’s grace goes on into this new year of 2019. The edges of all our gatherings and partings are touched by a grace that goes round and round through all the years, through all the transitions, through all the ... Read More »

A New Year 2019

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 1/01/19

The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays.  Tradition dictates that every 365 days, you should try to kick bad habits and start your life anew. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago.  In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian ... Read More »