Regarding prayer …

DEACON HALL said this weekend, “So what is prayer? Rather than a desperate last resort, prayer is the natural breath of a human spirit that was created to know God. Prayer is a way of always being in touch with our Father in heaven.” Find the entire message in print and audio versions on our Homilies page HERE.

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In his homily last weekend …

MONSIGNOR KING said, “Brothers and sisters, recognize who we are–the Body of Christ–and that we are truly brothers and sisters with those around the world who suffer pain and violence, whose hearts are breaking, and whose eyes day and night stream with tears. Ours is an invitation to weep with Jesus at the pain of this world, and to pray with Jesus that the grace and mercy of God, a loving Father, will change the hearts of those who plot violence and refuse mercy.” Listen to his entire homily online HERE.

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‘The Joy of Love’: What does the Pope’s message on marriage and the family mean for us?

amoris_laetitiaAs Pope Francis asks pastors of souls to enter into discernment with persons whose marriage situations keep them from the sacramental life of the Church, I want our parishioners to know that the parish clergy are available and eager to meet with anyone in such a situation, and to do as Pope Francis asks, discern God’s will together with them, in humility, discretion, and faithfulness to the Gospel and the Church. — Monsignor King

Read Monsignor’s commentary, find a special Contact Form to request an appointment, or download the Pope’s message HERE.