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Fr. Tom

From Fr. Tom!

HOPEFULLY THE FIRST WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME WAS EXTRAORDINARY FOR YOU! I’d like to begin with the story: A stranger once asked a teacher, “What’s your profession?” The teacher replied, “Christian,” The stranger continued, “No, that’s not what I mean. What’s your job?” The teacher asserted, once again, “I’m a Christian!” Puzzled, the stranger clarified,…

From Fr. Tom!

HOPEFULLY YOUR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR WAS BLESSED AND HEALTHY! Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Jesus’ baptism gives a new, fuller and divine meaning to our own baptism. This extraordinary event was also an epiphany, a manifestation or a revelation of who Jesus was – the Divine witness to Jesus standing…

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Happy Epiphany!!! TODAY, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. This observance was originally called the “Feast of the Wise Men’’ from The East, who arrived in Bethlehem to adore the newborn Messiah. Epiphany means “to make known’’ or “to reveal.’’ Today’s celebration focuses on our Lord’s manifestation to all men…

From Fr. Tom!

Hopefully your Christmas was blessed, holy, and healthy. Unfortunately, I cannot say anything about my celebrations of Christmas since I am writing this article on the Friday before Christmas…hmm… no one taught me how to be a prophet when I was in the Seminary 😉 On this first Sunday after Christmas, we traditionally celebrate the…

From Fr. Tom!

Welcome to the 4th Sunday of Advent 2020. We are only one small step away from the celebration of the most beautiful, meaningful, and family-oriented event for us Christians—Christmas; the Incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. In today’s Gospel, Mary meets the Angel Gabriel, who announces to her that she will become the Mother of…