Memorial Day - Celebrate, Honor, Remember

05-26-2024Pastor's CornerFr. Bob Deehan

Many people regard Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial beginning of the summer season and take the opportunity to get away, enjoy a cookout with family and friends or just sit back and relax. It’s wonderful to take such a break like that. Still, in keeping with the real purpose of the Memorial Day holiday, it is also fitting that we remember and pray for those who have died in service to our country.


Solemnity of Pentecost

05-19-2024Pastor's CornerFr. Bob Deehan

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, the time when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples of Jesus in a powerful way.

I think the most forgotten member of the Blessed Trinity is the Holy Spirit. Yet, the Holy Spirit, which comes to us from the Father and the Son, is what makes the presence and power of God possible within our Church and our world.


Prayers for Mother’s Day

05-12-2024Pastor's CornerFr. Bob Deehan

Happy Mother’s Day! I share with you some inspirational quotes and prayers for Mother’s Day.

Dear God, Bless All Mothers... In this intense nine months, when mothers-to-be are realizing that their life is about to change forever, bless them God, because they feel alternately elated and alarmed. Help each mother-in-waiting to understand that she has been carefully chosen, by both you and by her baby, to guide it through its early years on planet Earth.


We Welcome First Communion Children

05-05-2024Pastor's CornerFr. Bob Deehan

Beginning this weekend and for the next two weekends at some of our parish Masses, we will welcome First Communion children around the table of the Lord. It’s been a tradition here at Holy Family for several years and in many other parishes to celebrate this important moment for these children and their families in the context of the Sunday liturgy. As a Sacrament of Initiation, reception of First Eucharist marks the beginning of their full participation with us in our weekly worship. It gives us all an opportunity to fittingly welcome them, and to provide a loving witness and support as they begin partaking regularly in the Body of Christ.