Father’s Message for October 2018

Dear Parish Family and Friends, A certain preacher, who every time he preached, would say “We praise thee O Lord.” On this particular Sunday the weather was miserable and unseasonable cold. One of the members of the parish leaned over to a friend and said, “I wonder...

Father’s Message for June 2018

Dear Parish Family and Friends, As we approach the summer many of us are getting ready for vacation. Vacations are a time for us to relax, to recharge, and a time to refocus. It is a time not only for us as individuals but it is a time for families as well to refocus,...

Father’s Message for May 2018

Dear Parish Family and Friends, Christ is Risen! As I write this letter it is 35 degrees outside. It snowed the day before and there is an inch of snow coming tonight and into tomorrow. I can assure you that l am certainly waiting for something. I am waiting for a...

Father’s Message for April 2018

Dear Parish Family and Friends, As we approach Holy Week and Easter I began to think about this idea of repetition. Many times repetition is a good thing because it allows us to learn. In order to learn something new we need to do it over and over again. The problem...

Father’s Message for March 2018

Dear Parish Family and Friends, Last month our GOYA boys were in Dayton playing in the basketball tournament. Even though I have been going to the tournament as a priest for 15 years I still end up getting lost. These days it is much easier to get around because of...

Father’s Message for February 2018

Dear Parish Family and Friends, One of the interesting things about being a parent is noticing how our kids act and say things that we ourselves say. It seems to be more apparent when they scold each other. There are times when it sounds as if they are saying word for...

Father’s Message for December 2017

Dear Parish Family and Friends, As I write this letter the month of November is coming to a close. We have entered into the Nativity fast. As a nation we have celebrated Thanksgiving and now we look to Christmas. This year’s Thanksgiving with my family was an intimate...

Father’s Message for November 2017

Dear Parish Family and Friends, One of the great joys of being a priest is having the blessing to do the Sacraments. Two of them that I very much enjoy are weddings and baptisms. I love receiving the joyful announcements in the mail. They are both a way to share in...

Father’s Message for October 2017

Dear Parish Family and Friends, As I write this letter to you I am still overjoyed and thankful at the wonderful experience we had at this year’s ministry fair. First, it is a reminder that we must always remember to celebrate and serve one another. Second, it is a...

Father’s Message for September 2017

Dear Parish Family and Friends, As I write this letter to you my kids have begun school! Before they started Presvytera and the children had their annual school shopping trip.   The children went and bought all of the school supplies they needed for the year.  There...