Second Sunday of Advent

“Go up onto a high mountain – cry out, be a herald of good news.” (Is. 40:9-11) This Sunday in our prophetic first reading from Isaiah (40: 1-5,9-11), we have an invitation to herald the good news. Do you have any “Good News” that you can be a herald of? The Good News of this … Continued

First Sunday of Advent – How Do You Prepare For Christmas?

Christmas music is already playing. I have already had someone at the coffee counter wish me a Merry Christmas. I love the Christmas Spirit and all the decorations, however,  I know that it is not Christmas, and I know that I need time to prepare for the Christmas Season. We are blessed in our Catholic … Continued

Christ the King

We are Blessed! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and remembered to thank God for His blessings in your life. We are called to develop an “attitude of gratitude.” When we do not cultivate an attitude of gratitude, an attitude of negativity and neediness can come into play. When we have an attitude of … Continued

Charm Is Deceptive – Beauty Is Fleeting

Stewards be ready! We have come near to the end of the liturgical year. Next weekend is the Feast of Christ the King, and then we start all over again with the First Sunday of Advent. Our readings for the past few weeks have carried the theme of “End Time Preparation.” Be Ready! Be Prepared! … Continued

Follow-Up To Commitment Sunday

Last weekend I was delighted with the response during our Commitment Sunday. If you have not already submitted your Annual Commitment Card, I invite you to prayerfully consider submitting it this week. In our parish family we make commitments for prayer and support of one another. Every Sunday there is a mass intention for our … Continued

Commitment Sunday

Today is Commitment Sunday for our Annual Stewardship Renewal. This is our third year in promoting the process of Stewardship Renewal. I pray that this annual renewal time does not come across as a burden, but simply as an exercise in Faith. This weekend, I would like to ask each household to complete and submit … Continued

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

I would like to give thanks to God for the great success of our Family Fall Festival last weekend. The weather was outstanding and all the events seemed to go so well. The volunteers put in countless hours of service for this festival, and I am delighted that so many were able to turn out … Continued

“With Much Conviction”

“For our gospel did not come to you in word alone, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with much conviction.” (1 Thes.1:5). This past festival weekend has been a great witness of the power of the Holy Spirit and much conviction. I am grateful for the many volunteer hours that were … Continued

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions in Fatima

It was in May of 1917 that the first Apparition of Mother Mary was experienced by three young children in Fatima, Portugal. The historic events of Fatima in 1917 have inspired the world for generations; we are another generation that recognizes the gift of Mother Mary for our world. The Mother of Jesus accepted her … Continued

The Landowners Vineyard (Mt. 21:33-43)

This weekend, our 2016-2017 Stewardship Report is included in our bulletin. We are blessed at St. Timothy Parish with a fertile vineyard. All that we have is from the Lord, and for the Lord. The Lord has entrusted us with many blessings. The first step is to name the blessings that he has given us, … Continued