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April 2020

Fr. David Buffum's Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter

Father David Buffum offers his reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter in this week's video reflection.   And let us remember, that even though we are apart, we may always partake in a Spiritual Communion.   Saturday, April 25 was to be First Holy Communion at St. Katherine of Siena Parish.  Let us be joined in communion with all the young people now, and on that glorious day when they may receive the Lord in the Body and Blood of Christ.

A Spiritual Communion

Down throughout the ages there have been
times when people were prevented from
receiving Holy Communion during Mass. We
find ourselves in such a time presently.
St. Alphonsus Liguori offered the people of
his time and ours, a great act of humility and
community in the following prayer:

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are
present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I
desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive
You sacramentally, come at least
spiritually into my heart. I embrace
You as if You were already there and
unite myself wholly to You. Never
permit me to be separated from You.

Please remember in a special way the young
people in our parish who were to have made their
First Holy Communion at this time. May they
soon be able to receive this “inestimable gift.”

Fr. Ferrier's Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter 4-19-20

Father Ferrier offers a reflection this Second Sunday of Easter, reminding us that in a time of many voices, one voice matters most.



Happy Easter!

Peace be with you! These are the words that Jesus expressed to the Apostles on that first Easter night. He spoke them at the end of a traumatic time and a hectic week for his small band of followers. This greeting heralded the dawn of a new era.

Peace be with you are the words that Jesus expresses to us in this confusing and hectic time of our lives and like so many years ago, they also carry with them the promise of a new era.

Peace be with you are the words and the prayers that we need to offer each other. They are the words and the hope which will get us through these scary, confusing and hectic days.

I have had people ask me, “Are they really cancelling Easter?” The simple answer to that question, the honest answer to that question is No! Easter can’t be cancelled. Easter is eternal. Easter is Grace. Easter is God’s gift to humanity. As Pope Francis reminds us, “we are an Easter people, a people of the Resurrection.”

Times will change. Things will be different. But one thing remains constant and unshakable. Jesus is the Risen Lord. That is the promise and the hope that will sustain us and move is forward.

Happy and Blessed Easter!
~Msgr. Kennedy

Monsignor Kennedy's 2020 Easter Message

Msgr. Kennedy shares his 2020 Easter message

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8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil in the Holy Night from the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Pérez

10:00 a.m. Easter hymns from St. Katherine of Siena music ministry
11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Pérez

Read the Sunday bulletin here.

Msgr. Paul Kennedy's Good Friday Reflection

Msgr. Paul Kennedy reflects on Good Friday, the day that Christians around the world mourn the death of Jesus. 

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