Browsing From the Pastor

Thank God for Giving You the Ability to Share His Love

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

We are very familiar with today’s Gospel account of the healing of the 10 lepers. We think, how sad that only one returned to give thanks to Jesus for healing him of a disease that separated him from his family, his social community, and being able to worship in ... Read More »

Faith Is the Greatest Power in the World

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Faith is the greatest gift we possess and with the passing of time it becomes strong and sustaining. To possess a confident faith is a tremendous blessing. For it is only faith that can answer the most profound questions of life or make sense out of some of the mysteries of life.

Without faith, ... Read More »

You Will Encounter the Poor Beggar This Week

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The rich man and Lazarus lived in very different worlds. The rich man dressed in purple robes; Lazarus was dressed in rags. One ate splendidly every day; the other didn’t eat at all.

One was healthy; the other covered with sores. The rich man lived in a palace; Lazarus ... Read More »

A Disturbing Lack of Belief in the Real Presence

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

I would like to share with you some excerpts from an editorial in the September 1-7 issue of the Our Sunday Visitor newspaper regarding belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I found it to be very disturbing in light of the truth about the central ... Read More »

We Are All Important in God's Eyes

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

When hearing the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin, one might be tempted to raise the question: why did the shepherd make such a big deal out of losing one sheep when he still had ninety-nine remaining? Or, why did the woman turn her house upside ... Read More »

Renew Your Commitment to Christ Daily

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The words of Jesus in today’s Gospel account can be quite unsettling. “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Anyone of you who does not renounce all one’s possessions cannot be my disciple.”

Jesus did not hide the reality from his disciples ... Read More »

We Are Raised Up When We Enter the House of God

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account tells us of Jesus being invited to a dinner at the house of a leading Pharisee. All eyes were on him when he arrived and, in return, Jesus was watching their behavior. The Pharisees were very religious people, and set themselves up as role models. Yet ... Read More »

Let God Be God

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

“Lord, will only a few be saved?”  The man asking Jesus this question obviously thought that heaven was a select club to which only members are admitted.  He was a Jew and as such would have believed that only Jews would be admitted to the Kingdom of Heaven. Gentiles ... Read More »

Respect the Lord's Day

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Let us continue this week to reflect on the message of Archbishop Alan Vigneron of Detroit on the importance of reclaiming Sunday as the Lord’s Day.  He writes,

“Keeping holy Sunday also reminds us of our eternal destiny; it allows us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.  We ... Read More »

Reclaim Sunday as the Lord's Day

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Recently the archbishop of Detroit, the Most Rev. Alan Vigneron, issued a pastoral note entitled, “The Day of the Lord.”  I would like to share with you some of his comments about the importance of reclaiming Sunday as the Lord’s Day, “a day set apart for the Lord, for ... Read More »