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From Fr. Tom!

Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you! Hopefully, this reflection finds you well and healthy. When I read the Gospel passage for the 22nd Sunday of ordinary time those questions came to my mind: am I responsible for my brothers and sisters if they do wrong??? Is it my responsibility to correct everyone who…

From Fr. Tom!

Why suffering!? Fr. Joseph Galdon, SJ in his book, The Mustard Seed, told a story about a parish priest who visited a catechism class of his parish one day. He went into the class of those preparing to receive their First Communion. The catechist wanted to impress the parish priest that the class was ready.…

From Fr. Tom!

Jesus asks in the gospel for this Sunday : Jesus asks, and Peter answers! Where does Peter get the idea that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Messiah? Well, he gets it from being with Jesus and coming to understand that all the things Jesus does – healing, helping, forgiving, loving, teaching,…

From Fr. Tom!

How strong is your faith in the Good Lord? Our faith is always measured by our persistence. No matter how impossible our petition before God is, if we will persist and never give up, God shall grant us what we wish for. It may not always be what we want, but it will always be…

From Fr. Tom!

I pray that you are doing well and staying safe. Some time ago, I found this story on the internet: “A friend injured his back and was unable to work for many months. Trying to be part of God’s mercy, I decided to anonymously give him a few hundred dollars by placing the money in…