Fr. Gerard’s Weekly Column: 4/14/24

“As soon as I lie down, I fall peacefully asleep, for you alone, O LORD, bring security to my dwelling.” Going to sleep at night can be a challenge. While it may be easy to close our eyes, and our body longs for the physical rest, the mind does not willingly...

Fr. Gerard’s Weekly Column: 4/7/24

“There was no needy person among them, for those who owned property or houses would sell them, placing the proceeds at the feet of the apostles, and they were distributed to each according to need.” From its very beginning, the community of the Church recognized...

Fr. Gerard’s Weekly Column: 3/31/24

Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. HE IS RISEN! HE IS TRULY RISEN! Today we relish this joy of Easter, thanking God for letting us share in this victory, for giving us this hope. But let’s not stop there. Christ’s resurrection is not just a...

Fr. Gerard’s Weekly Column: 3/24/24

You plunge me into the bottom of the pit, into the darkness of the abyss… friend and neighbor shun me; my only friend is darkness. In the Fall of 2016, I had the opportunity to lead a group of parishioners on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Of all the holy places...

Fr. Gerard’s Weekly Column: 3/17/24

Christ, shield me this day: Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me,...

Fr. Gerard’s Weekly Column: 3/10/24

“How could we sing a song of the LORD in a foreign land? If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand be forgotten!” Psalm137, verses 4-5 “Whoever, therefore, among you belongs to any part of his people, let him go up, and may his God be with him!” 2...