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Walk in His Light

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we meet John the Baptist, one of the pivotal characters of the Advent Season.  John was the last and the greatest of all the prophets who prepared the people for the coming of the Messiah.  John was a shining star, dominating the scene, and enjoyed great popularity.  People ... Read More »

Let Christ Be Your Focus This Advent

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we begin a new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent.  The word “advent” is derived from the Latin adventus, which means “coming.” The focus of the Church during the Season of Advent is the three-fold coming of Christ: past, present, and future.  First, we remember the ... Read More »

How Do You Respond to the Lord?

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today, with our celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we bring the liturgical year to a close.  The Gospel account for today, the parable of the Judgment of the Nations, is a very haunting one.  In reality, it is an excellent resource ... Read More »

What Gift Are You Giving to God?

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

There is a story told about a class reunion that took place at a school run by a religious order.  An elderly priest, who had come back for the reunion, found himself surrounded by his former students many of whom he had not seen since their graduation. The students ... Read More »

Our Souls Should Always Be Ready for the Lord

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The other night I found myself walking towards the gate of heaven.  On the way there I ran into some figures in the dark who were crying.  “Why are you crying?” I asked.  “We are crying because the Lord refused to let us in.  He said he did not ... Read More »

Be True to Who You Really Are

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

When we study the Gospels, we see that Jesus’ harshest words were directed, not at sinners, but at religious people such as the Scribes and Pharisees.  He had been patient with them, reasoned with them, but to no avail.  Eventually he was forced to expose them. How did Jesus ... Read More »

We Are Called to Be the Living Gospel

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  Jesus responded by giving a summary of the Ten Commandments: Love God above all things and love your neighbor as you love yourself.  Jesus is showing us that the two cannot be separated and that how much we love our ... Read More »

Give Caesar His Due, But Put God First

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The most important part of a ship is its rudder.  Without it the ship could not be properly steered and would run amuck.  The most precious gift that we human beings possess is our conscience.  Without our conscience we would be unable to steer our lives towards the truth.  ... Read More »

The Foretaste of Eternal Life

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Most people enjoy being invited to a banquet.  To be seated at table and served by others makes for a relaxed meal.  One is free to engage others at the table in conversation and enjoy a lighthearted time. In today’s Gospel account, Jesus tells the parable of a wedding ... Read More »

Learn the History of Our 162-Year-Old Parish During Upcoming Presentations

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Our parish community, established in 1855, has a long and rich history.  We continue to add to that history today as we journey forward in faith, building on what those who have gone before us have bequeathed us.  It is a rich legacy that we can all be very ... Read More »