Sunday’s Gospel:  Martyrs for Christ

Sunday’s Gospel: Martyrs for Christ

  MARTYRS FOR CHRIST Sunday after Christmas Webster 2015   70 Million Christian Martyrs! 70 Million people, since the birth of Christ, have been killed because they were followers of this newborn baby we celebrated this past week. That’s quite an incredible number of people who have suffered and died...

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Good News of Great Joy for Challenging Times

Good News of Great Joy for Challenging Times

    GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY FOR CHALLENGING TIMES Christmas 2015 – Webster, MA   God Rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay, for Jesus Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day, to save us all from Satan’s power e’re we have gone astray, O tiding of...

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Terror, Violence, Fear, and Our Christian Response

Terror, Violence, Fear, and Our Christian Response

  Terror. Violence. Fear. Sorrow. Anger. Hatred.   These are only a few of the emotions that can pass through our minds whenever we encounter a violent and tragic event like the recent happenings. Whether it is the horror in San Bernardino this past week, or the attacks in Paris...

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Sunday’s Sermon: Giving Thanks in All Circumstances 

Sunday’s Sermon: Giving Thanks in All Circumstances 

      “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”   Listen to these words from Holy Scripture – the will of God for us is to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing and give to...

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Sunday’s Gospel:  Our Gift Back to God

Sunday’s Gospel:  Our Gift Back to God

  Stewardship Sunday 2015 All that we have is a gift from God, yet all we become, and all we do with what we have received, is our gift back to God! How many of us would consider ourselves greedy? It may seem like an uncomfortable question, and yet it’s...

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Giving Your Life for Another – Honoring Veteran’s Sunday

Giving Your Life for Another – Honoring Veteran’s Sunday

  President Harry Truman was the object of an assassination attempt in which two secret service agents were killed while protecting him. In recounting the experience of that terrible day, the President said, “You can’t imagine how a man feels when someone else dies for him.” The Old Testament recounts...

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My Brother Is My Life

My Brother Is My Life

The Rich Man and Lazarus “My brother is my life,” noted St. Silouan. Think about that for a moment. My brother or sister is my life. The other, my neighbor, my co-worker, my acquaintance, the person I encounter on the street or in my daily routine, is my life. As...

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What Is Your Name?

What Is Your Name?

”Who are you?  and What is your name?”  The name of every individual is very important to the identity of who someone is.  A name, in past times, often told us something about a person – whose son or daughter they were, what family they came from, what profession they...

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Reflections on the Priesthood

Reflections on the Priesthood

Sometimes people ask me, “Why did you become a priest? Was it because of your father? Did you parents pressure you into following that path?” It’s an interesting question which I often think about, especially whenever I meet other priest’s kids, or PKs as we’re often called. Some PKs love...

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Using Time Wisely

Using Time Wisely

  Every day has 1440 minutes. If we sleep eight hours a day, that leaves us awake 960 minutes a day. What do we do with those minutes? How do we pass the precious time that God gives us each day of our lives? Of course, many of us may...

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To Know Christ or To Follow Him

To Know Christ or To Follow Him

TO KNOW CHRIST OR TO FOLLOW CHRIST- Sunday, September 27, 2015 Fr Luke A. Veronis   “No one may truly know Christ, unless we follow Him in life.”  But what does it mean to know Christ, and how is this different from following Him? So easily will many of us...

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Migrants, Refugees and Jesus Christ

Migrants, Refugees and Jesus Christ

MIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND JESUS CHRIST Fr. Luke A. Veronis How many of us saw the picture of the little Syrian boy washed up on the shore in his attempt to flee into Greece? How about other images of migrants desperately trying to leave places of hopelessness for a better future...

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