Over the last few months, I have found that my prayer has often turned, in unexpected ways, to reflect upon the work of evil in our midst. More specifically, it has become very clear to me that the father of evil, who is both real and Read More ››
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As we continue to mourn and pray for those who lost their lives in the senseless and cruel acts of gun violence in the communities of Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, let us pray for the Lord’s mercy on those who died and for their families Read More ››
In this morning’s First Reading at Mass, we hear of the “grumblings” of God’s Chosen People in the desert against Moses and Aaron. Faced with the prospect of foraging for food in the bleak wilderness of the desert, the Israelites complained against Moses’ leadership, preferring to Read More ››
Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, to whom Saint Thomas Aquinas, among other doctors of the Church, called the “apostle of the apostles.” Saint Mary Magdalene was given this title because in the Gospel of Luke we read that she was the first Read More ››
It was fifty years ago tomorrow when I remember watching my family’s old black and white television, staring at a sight that absolutely mesmerized me- the surface of the moon! As a ten-year-old, to see Neil Armstrong take his first step on the moon, it was Read More ››
The first reading at Mass yesterday begins a multi-week reflection upon the Book of Exodus, in which we read about the oppression of the Israelites under the yoke of Pharaoh’s slavery and the rise of Moses, chosen by God, to free His People by their journey Read More ››
On July 11th, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Benedict, the father of Western monasticism and the founder of the Benedictine Order. The Rule that he composed to oversee the life of the monks is both insightful and timely for all Christians to reflect upon, Read More ››
As someone who attends college seven hours away, I always look forward to an opportunity to come home for a break. I love where I am, but there is something about the familiarity of home that provides refreshment and joy amidst the challenges each semester presents. Read More ››
The unfolding crisis on our border demands our immediate attention, prayers, and compassion. The reported condition of some children as young as 5 months old is deeply disturbing.
I know there are many people who are extremely passionate about the issue of immigration and have very different perspectives. I also recognize that Read More ››
In the pilgrimage of this life, hidden with Christ in God and free from enslavement to wealth, they aspire to those riches which remain forever and generously dedicate themselves wholly to the advancement of the kingdom of God and to Read More ››
RIDGEFIELD—Saint Mary School grade three and four students recently visited the Ridgefield Public Library to spread kindness by hiding bookmarks with positive messages in books in the Children’s Library.
Mary Tappan, SMS Librarian led students in brainstorming words of kindness and positivity to put on their bookmarks. Read More ››
FAIRFIELD COUNTY- Eucharistic Processions will take place in multiple towns throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport on Sunday, June 23rd, the Feast of Corpus Christi.
The Feast of Corpus Christi was instituted in 1264 by Pope Urban IV. Also known as the Feast of the Body and Blood of Read More ››
Fifty years may seem like a very long time. However, today it feels like a blink of the eye as I reflect upon the years that my family has spent in a single home.
On June 13, 1969, my parents brought my sister and I into the Read More ››