4th Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, During this time where many are afraid and we are asked to have a certain social distancing it is important to come and pray.  Let this be a time of deepening, of greater love and trust in God, and not less.  I hope that at our Churches we can have Adoration and Confessions available. Also, I hope that every family can celebrate a liturgy of the word in their home.   We will be providing the Liturgy of the Word, printed for everyone at our Churches, It will also be available via email and on Facebook.  The homilies
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Third Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, In this third Sunday of Lent we ask the Holy Spirit to help us to re-discover our personal thirst for the  “living waters” Jesus promises us. We are blessed whenever we become aware of this thirst. Our catechumens and candidates are a powerful reminder to us of just how deeply seated the thirst of the human heart is. The “well is deep” said the Samaritan woman…and the thirst runs even deeper, it springs from the eternity of God and it changes human lives. To experience the longing for the Lord is without a doubt a great gift of
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Second Sunday in Lent

In today’s Gospel we climb the mountain with Peter, James and John, and Jesus is transfigured before us. For a moment something of His true glory is revealed to his disciples, in order that they keep this memory with them through the dark passage that is to follow.  His face shines like the sun, the cloud of glory overshadows them and the Father’s voice is heard: “This is my Beloved Son … Listen to him.” Peter wants to prolong the experience, to stay there forever. No, the light will fade, the glory will pass – but Jesus will remain, Jesus who
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First Sunday of Lent

Jump, then pray… Dear parishioners, I wish all of us a very blessed Lenten season. We are searching the Lord with greater intensity during these 40 days of holiness and we’re asking the Lord to send His Spirit so as to lead us into the “desert” that we might be face to face with our temptations, these disordered paths leading nowhere… We are here to face the truth about our relationship with Our Savior, Jesus Christ, and that will no doubt inspire us to meet Him in the sacrament of Confession. We’ll present to Him “the cry of the poor”,
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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Dear Parishioners, I thought it would be good to present a little bit of the ‘brothers’ life. We are not the same as diocesan priests, we are called religious priests.  There are several core differences; a diocesan priest gives his life to serve in a diocese, a religious priest gives his life in a community to God.  A diocesan priest does not take vows, rather he promises chastity and to not go against the Church, while a religious priest makes vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Though diocesan priests often live together in community and help each other out, a
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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Victory, Saint Teresa and Saint Bernadette. The words of Jesus today speak of the incredible calling put upon each one of us as members of the body of Christ.  We are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world!  It is through us, that God’s grace preserves the world from falling into tastelessness and into darkness.  We are a people set apart but also inserted right into the middle of this beautiful world.  To be the salt and the light we are to keep peace with one another, be
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The Presentation of The Lord (Year C)

Dear Parishioners, Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord which is the date the Church has chosen for the World Day for Consecrated Life. It is also called Candlemas in celebration of the “Light of the World”, recognised by Simeon. It is the very last feast attached to the season of Christmas and is considered a Feast of Jesus and Mary together, since it is simultaneously called Mary’s Purification, a jewish ritual accomplished by mothers after they have given birth. Indeed, Simeon mysteriously prophecies that the Child Jesus will be a sign of contradiction : “Behold,
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Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Dear Parishioners “Men who love are all alone.” Mary and Joseph look for an inn, but no inn will receive them. They are all alone. Mary is a “maiden” or a young unmarried virgin, who is all alone with the message of the angel. She knows that she has done nothing wrong, she knows that she has done nothing but love. Nevertheless, the reality of how she became pregnant is not known by anyone else, so she is terribly alone. Not even Joseph knows how she became pregnant. Joseph is terribly alone; he is a just man, a good man,
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Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Third Sunday of Advent or “Gaudete Sunday “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice” (Phil 4:4-5) Do you agree that we seem to be all very busy as Christmas is drawing near? We are running in many directions to get things done and prepare our various trips and family gatherings. Yet, the main person who is responsible for this so wonderful Christmas mystery and celebrations, may be the most forgotten one! Indeed, in the midst of all the commercial fuss and end of the year events, do we still hear the little voice of Jesus in our heart:
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Second Sunday in Advent (Year A)

Dear parishioners What is Christmas about?  Let us be clear!  Christmas is about encountering Christ.  Simply put, the faith will die in our hearts if we do not encounter Christ. As well as that, it will not be passed on to the next generation. This second Sunday of Advent is about getting ready.  John the Baptist calls us to make the path straight.  The first thing we are called to do, therefore, is to make an act of faith.  It could be a simple act, like that of the centurion in the Gospels saying: “I believe Lord, help my unbelief”. 
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