Browsing the 2020 archive of Fr.'s Letters

On this First Sunday of Advent, Year B. November 29th, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 11/29/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   We are now in the beautiful season of Advent, the beginning of the Church year, a time of hope and promise. Before the festivity of Christmas, the Church invites us to embrace the simplicity of this season, to listen to ... Read More »

On this 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. November 22, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 11/22/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   The beautiful mystic and spiritual guide Saint Juliana of Norwich often wrote to those seeking a deeper spiritual life that the greatest prayer was one of gratitude. It helps us to acknowledge that all we have has been given. Saint ... Read More »

On this 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. November 15, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 11/14/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish Community,   Thank you once again for your warm welcome at my Installation as your Pastor last weekend. There are very few things more heartening than to be made to feel welcomed in a new place that over time becomes “home”. ... Read More »

On this 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. November 8, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 11/07/20

WELCOME FR. BOB!   Father Robert Joerger, C.P. is a native of Brooklyn and a member of the Passionist religious community of priests and brothers.He also attended the Peter Kump School of Culinary Arts In New York City.   The son of Harry Joerger, a boiler mechanic for Con ... Read More »

On this 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. October 31st, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 10/31/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   As we prepare this week for All Hallow’s Eve, the Feast of All Saints, and the Commemoration of All Souls, undoubtedly many of our minds and hearts turn to those who have gone before us. How many of us have ... Read More »

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 »