May 16, 2015

Mass of Ordination of Permanent Deacons

Introduction On this very special day, the Lord Jesus calls you and me his friends. What joy that should bring to all of us – to be the friends of Jesus. What a precious gift friendship is. We may have many acquaintances but only a few really good friends. Jesus is truly our friend: he...
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Solemnity of the Ascension 2015

Introduction It’s a joy for me to celebrate Mass here at St. Alphonsus today, especially on the Solemnity of the Ascension. Please accept my warmest thanks for your spirit of fidelity and service especially for the poor and needy well beyond the boundaries of the parish. You are ably and lovingly led here at St....
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Mass of Thanksgiving for Dr. Thomas Powell

Introduction At the end of his earthly life, after he had died on the Cross and rose from the dead, Jesus ascended into heaven and was seated in glory at the right hand of the Father. Now, as much as the Board of Trustees wanted to honor Dr. Thomas Powell at the end of his...
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