Browsing From the Pastor

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 »

Faith is About a Relationship of Love with God

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account is one that calls for deep reflection.  Many people think that Jesus’ story is both unjust and unfair.  However, the story is not about injustice, because no injustice is done in it. The story is not about justice either, though it goes out of its way ... Read More »

When We Forgive Others, We Clear the Path for God to Forgive Us

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account deals with a topic that makes all of us cringe!  Forgiveness.  Not a single one of us can get through life without being hurt or hurting someone else.  How do we deal with these hurts?  We have two choices: 1) they can provide us with an ... Read More »

We Must Be Ministers of Reconciliation

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account raises a very practical issue: how to deal with someone who has treated you in a bad way.  Obviously these kind of problems took place even in the early Christian Community.  Today’s Gospel gives us a way of tackling such a situation.  First of all let’s ... Read More »