What does the Church count as the Central Mystery of the Christian Faith and Life?

Not the incarnation, not the resurrection, not the mystical body of Christ. You may be surprised to learn that the Trinity is this great central mystery. CCC 234 states: “The mystery of the Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God Himself.” This paragraph of the CatechismContinue reading “What does the Church count as the Central Mystery of the Christian Faith and Life?”

Carta de P. Geary, 9-27-2020 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:                 ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!      Nunca es demasiado tarde para decir “sí” a Dios. Tal vez le hemos dicho ‘no’ por muchos años. Tal vez hemos tratado de complacer a los demás antes de complacer a Dios. Tal vez tengamos miedo de lo que decir “sí” aContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 9-27-2020 – Español”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-24-20

Homily for Ordinary Time – 25th Week Thursday, 9-24-20, Year A READINGS: 1ST Reading 1 ECCL 1:2-11, Gospel Lk 9:7-9 Theme: Only God Satisfies Vanity of Vanities! All things are vanity! Save one – faith in God. You want the answer to life? You already know it. Only God can satisfy. Yet, we stumble aroundContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-24-20”

Carta de P. Geary, 9-20-2020 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol: ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo! Justamente antes de que comenzaran los aislamientos por el Covid-19 en marzo de este año, nuestra Parroquia estaba lista para iniciar una campaña de reducción de deuda para pagar el préstamo para nuestra iglesia recién ampliada. Habíamos planeado hacer un gran evento de inicioContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 9-20-2020 – Español”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-17-20

Homily for Ordinary Time-24th Week Thursday, 9-17-20, Year A – St. Bellarmine -Optional Mem (1542 – 1621, Bishop in Italy – Member of SJ – Doctor of the Church READINGS: 1st Reading 1 Cor 15:1-11, Gospel Lk 7:36-50 Theme: Conversion Through Forgiveness In the first reading we get a look at who St. Paul reallyContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-17-20”

God meets man. How is this even possible?

By natural reason man can know God with certainty, on the basis of His works. But there is another order of knowledge which man cannot possibly arrive at by his own powers: the order of divine Revelation…Through an utterly free decision, God has revealed Himself and given Himself to man. This He does by revealingContinue reading “God meets man. How is this even possible?”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Reflection- 9-14-20

Holy Cross John 3:13-17-9-14-20 Early in the fourth century St Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy places of Christ’s life. She razed the temple of Aphrodite, which tradition held was built over the Savior’s tomb, and her son built the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher overContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Reflection- 9-14-20”

Carta de P. Geary, 9-13-2020 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol: ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo! Perdonar a otras personas es una de las cosas más difíciles de hacer. Sin embargo, damos por supuesto el perdón de Dios hacia nosotros. El Señor murió en la Cruz para redimirnos de todos nuestros pecados. Si caemos de rodillas y le rogamos perdón,Continue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 9-13-2020 – Español”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-10-20

Homily for Ordinary Time – 23rd Week Thursday, 9-10-20, Year A Readings: 1st – 1 Cor 8:1b-7, 11-13, Gospel – Lk 6:27-38 Theme: Judging vs. Admonishing Have you ever told someone not to do something and then later you realize you’ve done that very thing you told them not to do? I remember one timeContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-10-20”

Want to learn more about the Catholic Faith?

“The Church will receive her perfection only in the glory of heaven.” Lumen Gentium. We are not there, yet, and this is why we must all pursue holiness, the topic of this Tuesday’s formation session in Connolly Hall. Come nurture your faith and accompany others on the way as Fr. Geary shares with us aboutContinue reading “Want to learn more about the Catholic Faith?”