Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday

Monday, January 16 is the Dr. King Holiday. Morning Mass is at 8:00 a.m. The Parish Office and the Adoration Chapel will be closed. Have a good holiday!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Holy Name

Burglar broke into house. As he flashes a light around, he hears a voice – Jesus knows you are here.  He nearly jumped out of his skin. When he heard nothing more – he continues his search for valuables.  Once again he heard – Jesus is watching you!  He looked around frantically – in the corner – there was a parrot.   Did you say that?   Yes.  I’m just trying to warn you that he is watching you.   Warn me?  Who are you – Moses, replied the bird.   Moses, who would name their bird Moses.  The same people who would name their Rottweiler – Jesus!  
A name! Names are so important. Tells everyone who we are. During the course of our lives, we hear our names 1,000’s of times. I usually loved to hear my parents speak my name – except when I was in trouble!
Readings today speak about names
1)     Book of Numbers – Moses is told to have Aaron bless the people in the name of God. And what is God’s name – I am Who Am – Yahweh – so awesome it is not pronounced. When it is written, the vowels are left out.  Jesus said – Hallowed be thy name!  Second Commandment – Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord Thy God in vain.
2)     Paul tell us, because of Jesus, we can call God by another name – When you pray say – Father – Abba – Daddy.  An intimate word. Points to a relationship. God is awesome and all powerful and also Abba!
3)     Eight days after his birth, Jesus was presented in the Temple by Mary and Joseph. He was given the name Jesus – the name the angel gave him – Yeshua, a form of Joshua – Yahweh saves.  St. Paul wrote that this is the Name above every other name. At his Name, every knee should bend and every tongue declare that Jesus is Lord.
At Baptism – this is the first question that parents are asked – what name have you given your child?  Reminds everyone that this is a unique individual – never before and never again will this unique person exist. This child has been entrusted by God to your family to be loved and cared for – this is a child of God!!!
President Bush (41) was once visiting a nursing home. A resident was giving him a good looking over. The President asked him “Do you know who I am?”  Resident – No, but if you speak to those nurses over there I’m sure they can help you!” 

Who are you – Joseph, Mary, Michael, Susan - You are a child of God!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Year Schedule

Mass Schedule

Saturday, December 31
5:30 pm

Sunday, January 1
7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00

Monday, January 2
7:00 am

Office Schedule
Closed on Monday, January 2

Adoration Chapel
Closed on Monday, January 2

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas 2016

CHRISTMAS EVE

4:00 p.m. in the church
4:00 p.m. in the school
6:00 p.m.
Midnight

CHRISTMAS DAY
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
12:00 noon

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Reconciliation Monday

Confessions will be heard at St. Columba Church on Monday, December 19 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. This is the final opportunity for confessions before Christmas.  Come and experience the love and mercy of God!

Funeral Mass - Catherine Kirwan

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of the soul of Catherine Kirwan on Tuesday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. Please pray for her and for her family.

Funeral Mass - Francis McPhillips

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of the soul of Francis McPhillips on Monday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m. Please pray for him and for his family.