Welcome to the month of May! Not only do we remember St. Joseph the W orker today, but we begin the Month of Our Lady . Our schoolchildren will crown the large statue of Our Lady, who will remain in the sanctuary all month with flowers a- blooming. Many thanks to Lorna Feria for organizing this every year.
A Welcoming Parish
Thanks also to Bud Feria, Lorna’s loving hubby, who barbecues every first Sunday of the month for us. Michael Haring prepares the food, and with a flock of … [Read More...]
A Priestly Jubilee On June 29, 1951, a young man named Joseph was ordained to the priesthood. He became Pope Benedict XVI. On June 29, 1991, a young man named Joseph was ordained to the priesthood. He became your pastor. Joseph Ratzinger was ordained in Germany forty years before Joseph Illo was ordained in California, but both will celebrate milestones in their priestly vocations in two months. The Committee preparing for my Jubilee invites you to a solemn Mass followed by dinner and vocations … [Read More...]
Rushing to Hell Mother Teresa was praying the rosary with her sisters one afternoon and sensed that they were going a bit too fast. “Sister,” she said to the superior after chapel, “you are rushing to hell.” Or as my mother would remind me Haste makes waste. Or as our Pennsylvania Dutch neighbors put it, “the faster I go the behinder I get.”
There is a grand set of stairs in the rectory, connecting my second floor office with the first floor offices. I don’t think I’ve ever … [Read More...]