June 2, 2019

Entering the City through its Gates (What Really Matters, XI)

Behold, I am coming soon. I bring with me the recompense I will give to each according to his deeds. Blessed are they who…have the right…to enter the City through its gates. Revelation 22:12-14 [today’s second Reading] God’s judgment on our deeds is an unpopular topic.  But the Bible ends […]
April 7, 2020

Pope Addresses What to Do since Many Can’t Get To Confession

© Aleteia  Kathleen N. Hattrup | Mar 20, 2020   Pope Francis took up the question that many of the faithful are wrestling with as they are under lockdown with churches closed: What about confession? The Holy Father addressed the issue March 20 during his homily at morning Mass. The […]
April 6, 2020

Bishop Barres’ pastoral letter can help faithful as they journey ‘virtually’ through Holy Week

As we approach a Holy Week where most will not be able to be physically present at the sacred liturgies, Bishop John Barres’ pastoral letter “The Great Week: A pilgrimage with the Lord in Holy Week” can be an important aid for entering more fully into the virtual liturgical celebrations. The […]
April 5, 2020

God’s Loving Plan Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Isaiah 50:4-7 | Philippians 2:6-11 | Matthew 26:14 – 27:66 When I was expecting my second son, I remember spending hours poring over decisions on his birth and what I wanted things to look like. Every step of the labor and delivery process was already planned out in my mind. […]
April 3, 2020

Thank You for Continuing Your Church Offerings!

So many continue to remember Our Lady of Grace with your donations during this time of pandemic. Some have mailed their donations; others have come when the church is open for prayer and put their donations through the slot on the parish office door. We rely on donations to pay […]
April 1, 2020

Letter from Fr. Joe

The Church will be open daily from 8:00am – 12:00pm. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 8:00am – 12:00pm in Church until further notice April 1, 2020 Dear Parishioners, Here are more resources that can assist us in our prayer and spiritual growth during this time […]
March 30, 2020

Pandemic Gratitude?!

The Church will be open daily from 8:00am – 12:00pm. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 8:00am – 12:00pm in Church until further notice “Pandemic Gratitude?” Seems like an odd thing to say during these times. Are we supposed to be grateful for supply shortages, long […]
March 28, 2020

Thank You for Continuing Your Church Offerings!

The Church will be open daily from 8:00am – 12:00pm There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 8:00am – 12:00pm in Church until further notice.   So many continue to remember Our Lady of Grace with your donations during this time of pandemic. Some have mailed their […]
June 23, 2019

The End (What Really Matters)

In my final column before my retirement I’d like to suggest some things about daily discipleship.  
June 16, 2019

The Next Good Step (What Really Matters, XIII)

I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. – Jesus to his disciples in today’s Gospel [Jn 16:12] This line of Jesus has always seemed to me one of the most merciful, yet ignored, things he ever said.  Jesus clearly recognizes that, for most of […]