Browsing Fr.'s Letters

On this 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. October 25th, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 10/24/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish Community,   On October 4th, the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, our Holy Father Pope Francis issued an encyclical (a pastoral message to the Church and the world) entitled “Fratelli Tutti”. For those of you who speak Italian you ... Read More »

On this 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. October 18th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 10/18/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   This week, October 20th, is the Feast of the Founder of the Passionists, Saint Paul of the Cross. It is the 300th Anniversary of our founding, from Italy and now in 62 countries throughout the world. I first met the ... Read More »

On this 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. October 4th, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 10/03/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   I hope you all had a good week. As I began to write this little column last evening a heavy fog was rolling in. Then early this morning it was raining. Now at mid morning the sun is out and ... Read More »

On this 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. September 27th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 9/26/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   The cooler evenings and crisp mornings are a clear sign that the beautiful season of Fall is upon us. And in this Fall season we are also ushered into the festivals and feasts of many interesting and inspiring saints.   ... Read More »

On this 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. September 20th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 9/20/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese of Lisieux Parish,   As we gather physically or at home in spirit during this beautiful Fall season, we are reminded that life is ever changing, renewing, ripening, dying and rising, and often full of color! As the Old Testament Book of ... Read More »

On this 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. September 13, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 9/12/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,        Thank you for your warm welcome to our parish family of Saint Therese. I’ve only been here a few days and Montauk already feels like home. While we are masked and socially distant to safeguard each other’s well-being, I hope ... Read More »

From Administrator's Desk on the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. August 30th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/29/20

     My dear friends in Christ. Sadly, this is my last Sunday with you at St. Therese. So instead of regular spiritual message, this time I want to share my experience and express my words of gratitude.      When I arrived to Montauk first time to cover ... Read More »

From Administrator's Desk on the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. August 23, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/23/20

In this Sunday’s gospel passage Jesus takes his disciples to the place called Caesarea Philippi. The tradition says that the whole scene was situated by the rock where there used to be a pagan cult of Pan. The place had very symbolic meaning, so exactly at that very spot ... Read More »

From Administrator's Desk on the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A - August 16th, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/16/20

Very often, when we pray for something, it seems that the Lord is deaf or He does not listen to us. Bad things happen to us or to our loved ones and the Lord seems to be cold and distant. Is He? Let us meditate on this Sunday’s parable ... Read More »

From Administrator's desk on the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, year A. August 9th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/09/20

“Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid” – these are the words of Jesus addressed to the terrified apostles. The apostles are rowing in a boat on the stormy waters of the lake of Gennesaret. They are experienced sailors and fishermen. Yet, this situation is out of ... Read More »