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May This Truly Be a New Beginning for Each One of Us

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

There are situations that come up in life that cry out for our immediate attention and we readily heed the warnings. We know from experience that to not be prepared can lead to unfavorable results.

Over 2000 years ago, Jesus told us that he would return in glory, and ... Read More »

Love Saves the World

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we hear the haunting words of the parable of the Judgment of the Nations. Jesus makes it crystal clear that we are responsible for one another.

Without love the world would be a very ... Read More »

How Are You Using Your Gifts?

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The parable in today’s Gospel account invites us to ask ourselves the question: "How well am I using the gifts that God has given to me?" As I think about it, I find that the words of St. Teresa of Kolkata can be a source for reflection and inspiration. ... Read More »

Faith Enables Us to Grieve with Hope

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Second Reading speaks to us about grieving. Grieving is a part of life. The early Christians believed that Jesus would return soon and take them to heaven. This made it difficult for them to accept the death of some of their members before Jesus returned in glory. St. ... Read More »

We All Can Be Saints

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. We not only honor those men and women who have received from the Church the official title of “saint,” but all the holy men and women of ages past, to the present day, who are now one with God in the ... Read More »

Love of Neighbor Becomes Love of God

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The human heart is comprised of four chambers, two upper and two lower. All four chambers must work together in order for the heart to function properly and be healthy.

Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel account that the greatest commandment in the law is, “You shall love the ... Read More »

Carlo Acutis – A Model of Faith for Our Youth

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today the Church continues to lift up before our eyes men and women who lived lives of outstanding holiness and model for us what being a disciple of Christ is all about.  On October 10, 2020, Carlo Acutis was beatified and given the title “Blessed” by the Church.  The ... Read More »

It Is Not Enough to Say We Are Christians

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Our readings this Sunday give us a glimpse into the Kingdom of Heaven and offer us hope of salvation. Images of feasts, fatted calves, rich food, and choice wines, the Prophet Isaiah tells of a time when the Lord God will wipe away our tears, and destroy death forever. ... Read More »

Pray the Rosary – Wonderful Things Will Happen

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

This Wednesday, October 7, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Pope St. Pius V established it as a feast in 1573 to thank God for the victory of the Christians in the Battle of Lepanto, a victory attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Mother through ... Read More »

How Good Is Your Word?

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

One of the best things we can give to another person is our word. But it is easy to give our word as it doesn’t cost us anything then and there. The cost comes later, if and when we honor our word.

When the father in today’s parable asked ... Read More »