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Black Catholic Clergy Caucus Was Milestone

In our parish hall for the remainder of the month is an impressive display of African American history. As an American, I am moved and inspired to see the images of heroes like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Jesse Owens. As pastor, I am so grateful and honored to be stationed here, especially during Black […]

Christian Africa leading light in early Christendom

While the following article from the National Black Catholic Congress was written for Black Catholic History month (November), it is fitting for us during February, Black History month in the U.S.: Some people lambast Christianity as “a white man’s religion.” Worse yet, there have been Christians, Black and White, Protestant and even Catholic, who regard […]

Triumph Over Temptation

1st Sunday of Lent Family story “Filled with the Holy Spirit” Fasting of Christ     Spiritual strength 5 Ways to triumph over temptation Fasting Scripture Prayer Reason Sacraments Eucharist —> Freedom http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_1st_Sunday_Lent_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

With the help of God, we will be safe and win victory over our Enemy

About two hundred years ago in France lived a very holy priest, Fr. John Vianney. Fr. Vianney loved his people, and prayed for them constantly. He was extremely devoted to hearing their confessions, spending about 15 hours a day in the confessional! Eventually, people came from all over France to go to him for Reconciliation […]

Uh-oh, Lent is Coming

The following is an excellent and timely reflection from my spiritual father, Msgr. Thomas Wells. After he was murdered in 2000, parishioners from one of his parishes assembled all of his weekly bulletin columns into a book, “From the Pastor’s Desk”. Great stuff! – Fr Greg “Uh Oh, Lent is Coming” February 25, 1996 When […]

You Are Christ’s Body

3rd Sunday – “You are Christ’s body” 2nd reading bones of the human body Body of Christ Honoring Gospel March for life Witness to unborn as “all the more necessary” Unity of group = Body of Christ Each one of us is same to God “Same concern” Inherent value, dignity You are as important as […]

The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me

“He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and […]