Pastors Pen: 1.20.2023

Pastor’s Pen – January 20, 2023   Do you know any Young Adults with Leadership Potential?   If so, you’ll want to read this brief account of Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA), a leadership development program for young adults, based in Ignatian spirituality integrated with secular leadership perspectives. We will soon begin accepting applicants for [...]

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Parishioner’s Pen: 1/13/2023

Like the start of any new year, there’s been plenty of talk amongst my friends and family of resolutions and goals, of things we should do more of and things we should stop doing. One of the biggest things that my fiance and I need to do is finish planning our wedding. We’re getting married [...]

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Walking with the Excluded: A Message from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Immigration Month Essay – Aghogho Edevbie   As a Jesuit parish, we have a special connection to the recently introduced Universal Apostolic Preferences. These Preferences help guide our walk with Christ and unite us in a common mission. I want to focus on one of those Preferences, “Walking with the Excluded”, and what that has [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 12/16/2022

Pastor’s Pen – December 16, 2022   With this last eNews of 2022 I send my wishes for a Merry Christmas to everyone reading this article, and my prayers for blessings of joy and love for all our parishioners as we enter into this season of precious gatherings with family and friends. I think of [...]

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Parishioner’s Pen: 12.2.2022

Parishioner’s Pen 12/2/2022   I skipped Mass the Sunday before I defended my master’s thesis. Through some sort of twist of fate or act of the Holy Spirit, the exact reading I had spent 20 weeks and 61 pages on was being proclaimed from ecumenical pulpits around the world. Insta DM’s busy with well-meaning friends [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 12.2.2022

Pastor’s Pen – December 2, 2022  Many spiritual opportunities are open to us in this Advent Season; I outline them in this article. I hope this isn’t merely as a list of optional activities to put on your calendar or “to do” list – I see them more as different ways for us to come [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 11/18/2022

Pastor’s Pen – November 18, 2022   Of Holidays and Holy Days As people of faith, we grow in our awareness of the Divine Life living within us by being immersed in sacraments and symbols, sacred songs and stories that call our conscious attention to the spiritual reality they mediate to us. This liturgical consciousness [...]

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha First Native American Saint “Lily of the Mohawks” Kateri Tekakwitha, (Tekakwitha, her Mohawk given name, meaning one who bumps into things) was born in a Mohawk village near Auriesville, New York in 1656.  Her father was a Mohawk chief and her mother a Christian Algonquin who had been captured and then adopted [...]

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Parishioner’s Pen 11/4/2022

As I write this, I’m watching the New York Rangers-Boston Bruins hockey game. Simultaneous fights are breaking out between the teams. And I can’t help but smile.    “But Toni, why are you smiling watching hockey players fight? And why aren’t you watching the Red Wings?”   Both are valid questions.    Before I moved [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 11.4.2022

Pastor’s Pen – November 4, 2022 The spiritual dimension of current events This Sunday marks the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP 27, Nov. 6-18) in Egypt.  The Jesuits internationally have named Care for Creation as one of our top four apostolic priorities – but we are aware it is probably the [...]

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