8:00am, 5:00pm (vigil)
7:00am, 8:00am, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 6:00pm (youth mass)
8:00 am, 7:00 pm;
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 12 noon-7:00 p.m. (except summer)
We are already in the month of August. Can you believe it? Our school is getting ready for the new Scholastic Year. Bishop Barber will be here this Monday to celebrate Mass with all the Catholic School Principals of the diocese. The teachers and faculty will soon start coming back to prepare for the new academic year. We have recruited a number of new faculty members this year. On behalf of the parish community, I would like to welcome them to this beautiful campus. On August 12th, I will be leading the school faculty on a retreat on the identity of a Catholic School Teacher. This year, the theme chosen by the School is perseverance. St. James in his letter states, “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1: 12) and St. Paul writes, Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9) Let us keep our Principal Chris and the faculty and children in our prayers.
I will be leading a group to India in January 2016 (January 3 – 18). For someone in the west, India provides an authentic adventure - stimulating, absorbing, daunting, sometimes moving and shocking. Here is one of the world's great dramas; an ancient, vast and crowded land committed to the most formidably challenging exercise in mass democracy. If you would like join me on this tour, please feel free to contact me soon. Let us keep one another in our prayers.
Fr. Brian Joyce continues to enjoy his retirement with many trips and an occasional protests against injustice. Here is a letter from Fr. Joyce.