Fr John's Weekly Message

Fr John's Weekly Message

June 16, 2019, The Most Holy Trinity, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 6/14/19

Dear Friends                       June 16, 2019, The Most Holy Trinity, Year C

               

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This is THE CENTRAL MYSTERY OF OUR CATHOLIC FAITH by which I mean it is the foundation of all other mysteries. This goes to show that is ... Read More »

June 9, 2019 Pentecost Sunday Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 6/08/19

Dear Friends,           June 9, 2019, Pentecost Sunday, Year C

Let me wish you all a very Happy Feast of Pentecost! This is without question a very important feast in the liturgical calendar. It is the Feast of the Holy Spirit. It is the celebration of the gift of the ... Read More »

June 2, 2019, The Ascension of the Lord, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 6/02/19

Dear Friends,         

This Sunday we commemorate the Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord. Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that ascension marks the definitive entrance of Jesus’ humanity into God’s heavenly domain (CCC #665). This feast reminds us that like the first disciples, we are not to ... Read More »

May 26, 2019, 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 5/25/19

Dear Friends,            

The Month of May is almost over. We have been blessed to meditate on Mary and her special place as we crowned the Mother and as we prayed the rosaries. Saint Pope John Paul II highlighted the importance of Mary’s role, saying: “As the month of May ... Read More »

May 19, 2019, 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 5/18/19

Dear Friends,               

I was privileged to represent our parish and preach at the Funeral Mass of Fr. John L. Durkin at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Amenia, NY on Tuesday 14th of May at 10.30 a.m. Following the Mass he was laid to rest near his parents at the ... Read More »

May 12, 2019, 4th Sunday of Easter, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 5/12/19

Dear Friends,     

Isn’t it wonderful that I could come up with something or the other to be grateful to God for? Last week we thanked God for the 57 of our lovely children who received the Lord in the Eucharist for the first time. This past Sunday, ... Read More »

May 5, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 5/04/19

Dear Friends,      

I am immensely grateful to God for the 57 children from our parish who received the Lord in the Eucharist for the first time. Wow! How immensely awesome is that! On behalf of Fr. John Patrick and on behalf of all you I sincerely want ... Read More »

April 28, 2019, Sunday of Divine Mercy, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/27/19

Dear Friends,         

The Lord is Risen! “Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever.” (Revelation 1: 18).  Yes, the Lord is Risen. Alleluia! During the Lenten Season we had been deprived of singing that wondrous song: Alleluia. What a joy and what a relief to ... Read More »

April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/20/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Today is the Mother of All Feasts! It is Easter! It is the day that makes our song “Alleluia” possible. We have been preparing ourselves for the last 40 days in eager anticipation of the dawning of this day where we can rejoice with the ... Read More »

April 14, 2019, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/11/19

Dear Friends,                              

Today we celebrate the Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord and with this we enter into the Holy Week, the most important of all liturgical seasons. During these 7 intense days ... Read More »

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