August 26, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This past Tuesday all of our employees, pastoral staff, faculty, and staff of our schools gathered together to celebrate the Eucharist and prepare ourselves to lead our parish in The Year of Faith that Pope Benedict has declared beginning...

August 19, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This will be a busy and exciting week.  On Tuesday all of our parish employees will gather for a morning of prayer and formation beginning with Mass in the church at 9:00 am.  Wednesday is the opening day for our parish Franciscan School...

Putting Flesh on the Bones

By Frank Lesko, Coordinator of Justice and Peace Catholics are known to have a very earthy, visceral approach to our faith life.  Our readings this weekend illustrate that very well.  Yes ,we are a religion of Wisdom, as the first reading suggests.  However, Wisdom is...

August 12, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last weekend we observed Accountability Sunday, in which I and Bob Randolph spoke at each of our liturgies to provide an accounting of our stewardship.  Many thanks to Bob for his terrific leadership and to all the members of the financial...

"We Need That Backpack!"

Two years ago, workers at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) were surprised that the backpacks they were filling with food for children in the Backpack Buddies program were disappearing. As part of Backpack Buddies, children in low-income neighborhoods receive...