That’s what the ancient Greek word litourgia or liturgy means. You might not think of it as work, but there are certainly jobs involved in our liturgies. Currently 40 over the weekend masses at both parishes, 24 At St Frances …

Last Sunday, October 10, 3,000 people gathered with Pope Francis. Men and women, lay people and clergy, they came as representatives from around the world for a mass to open a synodal process for the whole world. This is a …

At weekday mass, we’ve been reading through the book of Jonah for the first reading. You know, the whale and … well mostly we remember the whale. But the whole purpose of the whale is to get Jonah to Nineveh …

October 2, 1887 On the 9th of November the Catholic Church will celebrate the dedication of the cathedral church of Rome. It was on that day in 324 AD that Pope Sylvester I consecrated the basilica of the Lateran Palace …

Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows, Belgrano II Base, Antarctica Did you know that even Antarctica has a bishop? That's because every place on earth is part of a diocese. Antarctica is officially part of the diocese of Punta …

It’s those Latin words which have given our Sunday worship its most well known name, “The Mass.” But what do they mean? Actually, they mean “Go, you are dismissed.” Imagine! The Word of God is proclaimed, the real presence of …

As we come to the 20th anniversary of 9/11 I share the homily I preached on the 15th anniversary, which fell on a Sunday.           -Fr Lou From 1993 until 2004, my youngest brother, Henry, lived in …

I can’t count the number of times over the years I’ve been watching a movie or tv show and a priest is called in to give the “last rites.” I still get calls from hospitals asking me to come for …

This past week I arrived at my sister’s for dinner as my brother-in-law was virtually attending the mandatory parent meeting of one of our Catholic high schools. During the Covid briefing the principal noted that 99% of their faculty and …

This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It’s a feast celebrated on the same date by Christians all over the world, Orthodox as well as Catholics. But it has very special ties to the …