Silence is the Gateway to the Soul

04-28-2024Pastor's CornerFr. Bob Deehan

It's been said that "silence is the gateway to the soul". I share below some insights from the book The Rhythm Of Life by Matthew Kelly about the importance of building some silence into our lives.

You can learn more in an hour of silence than you can in a year from books. Noise is the mouthpiece of the world. Silence is the mouthpiece of God. It is in the classroom of silence that God bestows His infinite wisdom on men and women.


61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations

04-21-2024Pastor's CornerFr. Bob Deehan

This Sunday is the 61st World Day of Prayer for Vocations. I share with you a portion of Pope Francis’ message for this day, and invite you to encourage the young people in your life to consider the various ways God may be calling them to serve His providential plan for the world.


Memories around Attending Mass

04-14-2024Pastor's CornerFr. Bob Deehan

Here’s a wonderful Eucharistic Story that might bring back memories for you as Ellen Hansbury shares her experiences attending weekly Mass as a young person, then as a mom and now that her children are grown.

“When I was a little girl, I loved going to 8:00am Mass with my dad. We would go to St. Peter’s in Lowell. The Mass was usually in the basement, not the fancy upstairs, so I got to wear my play clothes! We would listen to the word of God, sing the hymns loudly, hold hands, and then head home for a wonderful breakfast.


Divine Mercy Sunday

04-07-2024Pastor's CornerVery Rev. Robert J. Deehan, VF

Today, Divine Mercy Sunday, ends the Octave of Easter. The Church celebrates our Lord’s Resurrection not just on one day, but it continues for eight days, hence the description, the Octave of Easter. Each day of the Octave is ranked as a Solemnity in the Church’s liturgical calendar, the highest ranking of liturgical feasts. The idea of an Octave of a great feast has its roots in the Old Testament where many Jewish feasts lasted for eight days.