February 24, 2018
“Our hearts are heavy with sadness, even as our minds still cannot comprehend the senselessness of the horrendous act of violence which claimed the lives of 17 innocent people, injured many more and traumatized an entire community at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which should be a safe haven where young people can grow and learn without fear for their lives.
February 17, 2018
As we begin Lent, we bear in mind that it is not merely a season full of “customs” like making sacrifices, abstaining from meat, etc. It is supposed to be a season of repentance, conversion, stirring up contrition for our many sins and the sins of the whole world.
February 9, 2018
Lent is almost upon us. This season is a longer preparation than Advent, since the Solemnity of Easter is the most important and holiest liturgical day (and season) of the entire year.
February 4, 2018
This past Wednesday, we were able to join the rest of the Catholic schools of our diocese for an all-schools Mass celebrated by our bishop at Hackett Catholic Prep.
January 28, 2018
Today we kick off Catholic Schools Week, a celebration and promotion of our Catholic schools here in the Diocese of Kalamazoo.
January 20, 2018
Jesus gives a summary of all of His preaching in today’s Gospel in the simple command “Repent and believe in the Gospel!” This is truly all that is asked of us. But repentance does not just mean sorrow for sin – it means an entire change of life.
January 13, 2018
The familiar phrase “behold the Lamb of God”, which is uttered by St. John the Baptist in today’s Gospel and is said by the priest at every Mass, has a long and rich backstory.
January 6, 2018
As the Christmas season comes to a close, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the church and the music so beautiful!
December 31, 2017
In the Gospel this weekend, the Church places before us two great examples of patient, prayerful perseverance: Sts. Simeon and Anna.
December 23, 2017
Before a Mystery as great as the Incarnation of the Son of God, which we celebrate during this Christmas season, it is proper to let a saint do the talking. Please read and meditate upon these beautiful words from St. Leo the Great on this great reality:
December 22, 2017
This weekend we celebrate Gaudete Sunday – which means, “Rejoice”. We take a step back from the penitential character of Advent and remind ourselves of how close our Lord’s arrival is.
December 9, 2017
The penitential aspect of Advent is brought to the fore this weekend as we hear about St John the Baptist. He is our model for “preparing the way of the Lord”.
December 2, 2017
With the school year well underway, I thought it would be a good time to give a much-needed update on the many exciting things happening at our schools.