Browsing From the Pastor

Open Your Life to the Presence of God

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

We live in an age where silence is feared and many people are afraid to spend time being alone.  People are constantly using modern means of technology to communicate with others.  Televisions sets and radios are turned on to provide background noise.  People wear headphones when exercising rather than ... Read More »

Are You a Witness for Jesus?

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

We know that in every court case witnesses play a crucial role.  Without the presence of at least one credible witness, the case will surely be lost.  The task of the witness is simple.  The person is to supply evidence that supports the claims being made.  A witness needs ... Read More »

Receive the Gift of Jesus's Peace

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Jesus spoke some very powerful words to his disciples at the Last Supper, “Peace I leave  you, my peace I give you.  A peace that the world cannot give.  Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”

The Hebrew word for peace is shalom, a word widely used ... Read More »

Love Makes Us Instruments of God’s Providential Care

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Once upon a time a man planted a fruit tree in a forest.  At first the little fruit tree felt lost in the midst of so many great trees.  The sight of those mighty trees made it feel insignificant.  They were so tall, strong, and useful.  It was so ... Read More »

Find Comfort in the Words of the Good Shepherd

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The Fourth Sunday of Easter gives us the beautiful image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd.  This is by far a favorite of many people.  Who is not moved by the image of the Good Shepherd cradling a lamb in his arms, or holding a sheep tightly around his ... Read More »

Jesus Draws on Our Better Sides

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account is fascinating by human standards.  After what had happened after the Last Supper when Peter denied Jesus three times, one would have expected Jesus to write Peter off.  Sorry Peter – you failed the test!

Our God is a God of surprises!  Jesus didn’t even bring ... Read More »

Allow The Healing Power of Christ to Work Through You

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Experience tells us that when things are going well in our life and we are happy, we are willing to let others get close to us.  However, when we are in pain we have a tendency to cut ourselves off from others.  No one wants the wounded areas of ... Read More »

May the Risen Christ Fill You with Joy and Peace

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

On Easter morning the women went to the tomb where the body of Jesus had been laid.  They had a sad task to perform, that being, to complete the embalming of his body.  But that wasn’t the only reason they were going to the tomb.  They wanted to be ... Read More »

Join Our Holy Week Celebrations

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we enter into Holy Week, the most sacred and solemn week of the Church’s liturgical year.  Beginning with Palm Sunday and culminating with the great Vigil of Easter on Holy Saturday night, this week focuses on the suffering, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

Palm Sunday commemorates ... Read More »

Our God Is a God of Second Chances

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Once upon a time a man was caught stealing and was brought before the king, who immediately gave orders that he be hanged.  However, as he was being led to the gallows, the man told the prison governor that he knew a wonderful secret, which was taught him by ... Read More »