from the pastor's desk
On Saturday, June 24, 2000 on the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, six men were ordained as Priests for the Diocese of Pittsburgh by Bishop Wuerl. I was one of those men that day who experienced a special birth in their faith journey by receiving the gift of Ordained Priesthood.
This weekend is the celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). We celebrate this weekend with grateful hearts for the real presence of Christ in the gift of the Eucharist as this sacrament makes the most intimate connection for us between our humanity and the divine.
This weekend is the celebration of a perfect family of love which we call the Holy Trinity. Through Jesus, we share in the life of this perfect family in the Holy Spirit, which empowers each of us to reflect this family to all whom we encounter.
Once the Apostles received the Holy Spirit in their hearts, they were renewed in their love for Jesus, realizing that all along their hearts were burning with love for God.
Celebrating the memories and prayerful reflecting on the inspirational life lessons that our loved ones have left us in our hearts is what Memorial Day is about.
In Light of the Parish Mission and Renewal with Steve Angrisano, what do we do with the rejuvenation and kindling of the Holy Spirit within our hearts that occurred from this experience of faith?
With grateful hearts, we celebrate and remember our Mom’s, Grandma’s, Aunt’s, Great Grandma’s and all those who are like Mom’s to us for the inspiration of their lives in which they show us how to Love through their Love.
On Thursday, April 27, there was a District Meeting for all the Parishes from Duquesne to Munhall. There is some new information from that meeting that I would like to share with you.
We welcome Steve Angrisano to our Parish Faith Communities so that we can further examine, explore, and discover more fully how we can “Go Make a Difference” in the world
Faith is first of all a gift we have received. But in order to bear fruit, God’s grace always demands our openness to him, our free and tangible response.
The Season of Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday. Plan on making this the holiest and most spiritual week of the year by participating in our Holy Week celebrations.