The Anniversary of Roe v. Wade…again

01-16-2022Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Peace and Joy in Our Lord Jesus!

I saw a shocking security video last week on a news website. It showed a woman stepping out of a relatively new automobile. She then opened the back door and picked up a baby that was wrapped in a towel and tossed it in a dumpster like she was taking out the trash. She got back in her car and drove off.

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Baptism of Our Lord

01-09-2022Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

If Jesus is the Savior, then does He need to repent? No. Jesus did not sin nor was He born with original sin on His Soul, like you and I. Baptism washes away original sin from our souls and brings us into God family as His beloved children. Therefore, Jesus has no need to be baptized. And yet, Our Lord shows up by the river Jordan and gets in line anyway. John the Baptist sees Him and objects, but Jesus insists on taking His place right beside those who need Him most.

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Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord

01-02-2022Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany. What exactly is an epiphany? One definition is simply a profound realization of something important; a breakthrough; a deep and profound understanding of something once mysterious. The Church uses the term “Epiphany” to describe God as being made manifest in Jesus Christ – Emmanuel – God with us.

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The Holy Family

12-26-2021Letter from the PastorDeacon Peter Auriemma, MD

As part of the beautification project of our Church, a large acrylic painting has been commissioned for the south wall. It will be a depiction of the Holy Family outside of their home in Nazareth.

To say that Nazareth was a humble, back-water place is an overstatement. It was a small hamlet of about 150 families and was founded by descendants of the royal family of King David. It is located in northern Galilee approximately 20 miles west of the Sea of Galilee.

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4th Week of Advent

12-19-2021Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Peace and Joy in Our Lord Jesus!

It has been a good advent, albeit a quick one from my perspective. I think that means I am getting old. If you are traveling this week, have a safe journey and a Merry Christmas! If you are in town for Christmas, I look forward to seeing you TWICE this coming weekend and extending Christmas greetings to you in person!

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The Christmas Tree

12-12-2021Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Peace and Joy in Our Lord Jesus!

Despite many historians' attempts to link the Christmas tree to an ancient pagan practice, it is Christian in origin. As the story goes, St. Boniface and his companions interrupted an event where there was to be the sacrifice of a child. With his bishops’ staff (crozier) in hand, Boniface approached the pagan crowd, who had surrounded the base of the Thunder Oak, saying to his group, “Here is the Thunder Oak, and here the cross of Christ shall break the hammer of the false god, Thor.”

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2nd Week of Advent

12-05-2021Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Peace and Joy in Our Lord Jesus!

The Advent Calendar

The Advent calendar or Adventhaus began in Scandanavia and Germany, especially in the regions of the Palatinate and Hesse. Its purpose is to help children become aware of the expectancy of Advent. Sometimes the Advent calendar is a picture of a house with 23 small windows and 1 large window that are opened to reveal the tiny religious symbols, icons and pictures behind them.

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