Pastor Notes and Homilies

Pastor Notes and Homilies

From the Pastor’s Desk: 21 April 2024

By Father Michael Penn | April 18, 2024

Fourth Sunday of Easter    Today the Church observes the World Day of Prayer for Vocations: This day opens National Vocation Awareness Week to place before us the opportunity to…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 14 April 2024

By Father Michael Penn | April 12, 2024

Third Sunday of Easter    “Peace be with you.” Jesus says to His startled disciples (cf. Luke 24:36).  The disciples were scared, startled, and terrified as the Risen One appears…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 7 April 2024

By Father Michael Penn | April 4, 2024

Second Sunday of Easter Sunday of Divine Mercy    Belief and mercy go hand in hand.  The gospel of today (John 20:19-31) recounts the story of how Thomas came to…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 31 March 2024

By Father Michael Penn | March 29, 2024

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord A Blessed Easter day to you and your families!    From the darkness of the tomb, Jesus rose from the dead to…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 24 March 2024

By Father Michael Penn | March 21, 2024

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord    To the sounds of, “Hosanna” Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem “the city of peace.”  Thus begins the week that is holy, beginning…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 17 March 2024

By Father Michael Penn | March 14, 2024

Fifth Sunday of Lent    All glory comes from the Father. When we accomplish what He calls us to, we glorify Him and in return, He glorifies us. We have…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 10 March 2024

By Father Michael Penn | March 7, 2024

Fourth Sunday of Lent    The sign of the serpent in the desert that gave healing to those who were bitten by the serpents in the desert is surpassed by…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 3 March 2024

By Father Michael Penn | February 28, 2024

Third Sunday of Lent    May the refrain of today’s Responsorial Psalm remind us that it is God who leads us, bring us to eternal life.  What we call the…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 25 February 2024

By Father Michael Penn | February 23, 2024

Second Sunday of Lent    When God puts us to the test, do we reply, “ready” or with some other word or phrase?  One in relationship with God must always…

From the Pastor’s Desk: 18 February 2024

By Father Michael Penn | February 16, 2024

First Sunday of Lent    Because of our hectic schedules, we often find ourselves in the mood to “just get through this.”  I hope this Lent is not beginning in…