The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

Dear Epiphany Family & Friends, Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and yours! Christmas brings joy because Christmas first made Jesus visible to the world. I have always noticed such a spirit of joy at Christmas Masses, a beautiful gift that Jesus makes to us not only because we celebrate his birth but also because […]

4th Sunday of Advent

Dear Epiphany Family, We are just about a week from Christmas. What a beautiful blessing and opportunity we have to welcome more of our brothers and sisters to Mass! Jesus draws all of us to him and we can help others to see Jesus in us by the welcome we give – our smiles, our […]

Third Sunday of Advent

Dear Epiphany Family, In the summer I wrote about the Facilities and Mission Task Force that was formed from parish members from all three campuses. Their purpose is to help better explore how all of our facilities serve our mission and what we are realistically able to maintain moving forward. As I wrote about earlier, […]

First Sunday of Advent

Dear Epiphany Family, Happy Church/Liturgical New Year! We begin a new cycle of Scripture readings at Mass and again come back to the power of Jesus, the Word, in passages that we last heard at Mass three years ago. As we prepare our hearts to welcome the Lord Jesus’ coming this Advent a beautiful way […]

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Epiphany Family,The Church invites us especially throughout the month of November to pray for the holy souls in purgatory. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Many people will include part of […]

32nd Sunday & Veterans Day

Dear Epiphany Family, We are invited once again this year to support the Church’s mission throughout the world. You will find the yellow Society for the Propagation of the Faith envelopes at all of our Epiphany campuses. Please join me in supporting the building up of over one thousand local churches in Asia, Africa, the […]

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Epiphany Family,Sometime over the past few years I came across the beautiful Litany of Trust, written by one of the Sisters of Life, which I would like to share and encourage you to pray. My spiritual director recently directed me to it as well: LITANY OF TRUSTFrom the belief that I have to earn […]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Epiphany Family, We love because God first loved us (cf. John 4:19). We give because God first gives us everything. We begin to say thanks to God by giving of ourselves to God and one another. We are invited once again to say thanks to God by supporting our Legacy of Faith campaign for […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Epiphany Family,I am writing this short article on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. I am sure we all have our own vivid memories of that day. I had recently moved back home with my parents and had begun a new full-time job after graduate school. I first heard about the attacks in a cubicle […]

Labor Day: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Epiphany Family,As by now most students have returned to school. It was hard for me to believe that both my oldest nephew and oldest niece have begun their first year of college. I made sure to check in on them via text and let them know of their opportunities to go to Mass and […]

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