Browsing From the Pastor

Palm Branch Distribution Canceled

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Our plan for the distribution of palms and the Easter meditation books on Palm Sunday has been cancelled.

The archbishop has asked us not to do such things, as the palms and books cannot be properly sanitized.

I ask for your understanding and know that all of us are ... Read More »

Jesus is a Faithful Companion and Does Not Leave Us Alone

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

We all need companions to accompany us on our journey through life.  Today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus had three close friends in Mary, Martha and Lazarus.  Their home was always open to him and he accepted their gracious hospitality, as there were others who closed their doors and ... Read More »

Recall the Promises of God to Be With Us Always!

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Yesterday, March 25, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Annunciation. We recalled that moment in history when God sent the angel Gabriel to ask Mary if she would be the mother of the Savior. The Gospel account reminded us of Mary’s deep faith and absolute trust in God, and ... Read More »

Update on Parish Operations; Office and Chapel Closed; No Public Easter Services

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

As we continue to deal with COVID-19, let us take some time to focus on Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem to suffer, die, and rise again for our salvation.  Certainly it was a time of great testing for the Lord as he abandoned his ... Read More »

Be Open to Changing Your Life to the Way God Sees Things

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Last Sunday we heard about the encounter of Jesus with the woman at the well.  This story reminded us of our responsibility to share the good news that, it is not about us loving God, but that God first loved us! 

We hear ... Read More »

Changes Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Parish Office Remains Open; Chapel Open for Prayer

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

We are facing challenging times as the world deals with the current pandemic.  Now, more than ever, we need to hear the promise of Jesus and hold it close to our heart, “I am with ... Read More »

Open Your Hearts to the Power of the Word

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Scripture readings have something that doesn’t happen very

often. There is a common thread that runs through all three of the readings. It is an important and very comforting theme and we could say that it lies at the heart of the Gospel. The theme is that we ... Read More »

Evil Disfigures Us; God Transfigures Us

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Today we have Jesus taking Peter, James and John up to the top of Mt. Tabor to experience something wonderful.

To help us understand this event, I ask you to picture an old oil lamp covered with layers of dust and dirt. Not ... Read More »

Encounter the Power of the Word

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

“Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned!”

We have begun the Season of Lent and we know that the Gospel calls us to some type of penance in a special way during this holy season. While this is a good and worthwhile practice, doing penance is not an ... Read More »

This Lent, Commit to Spending More Time with Jesus

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

“Repent and believe in the Gospel!” These are the words that will be said as ashes are imposed on your forehead in the Sign of the Cross on Ash Wednesday. Ready or not, the Season of Lent begins this coming Wednesday as we begin our annual sojourn into the ... Read More »