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Liturgical Resolutions — Part II by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Liturgical Resolutions — Part II by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Last week, we looked at two ways in which we can enhance our Lenten practice by making some basic changes in our way of participating at Mass (Liturgical … Continue reading

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Liturgical Resolutions — Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Liturgical Resolutions — Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In my last essay (Positive Sacrifices for this Lent, 02/24/19), I spoke about preparations for Lent. We were reflecting on what could be done in a positive sense … Continue reading

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Positive Sacrifices for this Lent by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Positive Sacrifices for this Lent by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Lent begins late this year (on March 6th), so we have a little time to do some planning with regards to the oft spoken-about concern: “What am I … Continue reading

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Deciding Who Is a Human Being by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Deciding Who Is a Human Being by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Sometimes a principle needs to re-expressed for its importance to be seen: It is an article of our faith that God creates each human being in His … Continue reading

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How to be Together by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “How to be Together by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint I heard of a youngster who once saw a rotary phone for the first time. He looked at it and asked, “How do you work it?” In the computer … Continue reading

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End Times by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “End Times by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Our parish was a primary witness to an event that was seen by the entire city: what has been called the “Astoria Borealis”. Shortly after 9 pm on that fateful night, … Continue reading

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Lost and Found by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Lost and Found by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the saddest moments of my Pastorate here at Immac was the day that I said goodbye to the Holy Union Sisters who served our parish for so many … Continue reading

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The Gathering Storm by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “The Gathering Storm by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint As wonderful as our country is, we have made some serious mistakes in our history: slavery, the isolation of Native Americans, and the internment of Japanese Americans. But the thing … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Paradise Lost by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint There is an old Joni Mitchell song that has this verse in it: “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone! They paved … Continue reading

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Passion and Freedom by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Passion and Freedom by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Sometimes we are absolutely sure that we are right and everyone else is wrong. We approach these judgments with a fervor and a conviction that seems to preclude any other … Continue reading

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