Browsing Fr.'s Letters

On this 1st Sunday of Lent, Year B. February 21, 2021.

Posted by Louise Carman on 2/20/21

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   Recently I was listening to a TED talk on YouTube. The speaker was Anne Lamott. The title of her lecture intrigued me: “Almost Everything -Notes on Hope”. She was speak-ing about life lessons she has learned and one of them ... Read More »

On this 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. February 7th, 2021.

Posted by Louise Carman on 2/08/21

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   I am looking out my window as I write this letter. The snow is falling steadily and the wind is howling. I am thinking how nice it is to be inside looking out at all this winter wonder. It is ... Read More »

On this 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. January 31st, 2021.

Posted by Louise Carman on 1/29/21

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   I hope you are all coping well, wherever you are. I am sure a lot of us are experiencing mixtures of isolation, Covid anxiety and Covid caution fatigue, waiting for at least one vaccine and hopefully two. We are being ... Read More »

On this 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. January 24th, 2021

Posted by Louise Carman on 1/23/21

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   I hope you are enjoying the warmth of the church with the Christmas lights on as much as I am. It is such a beautiful building and a sanctuary for those times we need a little peace and quiet to ... Read More »

On this 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. January 17th, 2021.

Posted by Louise Carman on 1/16/21

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   Sometimes you come upon something that’s helps put the pieces together. I am convinced that when we dig deep into our Catholic tradition we find ways of being unifying and prophetic in a nation still traumatized by the violent events ... Read More »

The Baptism of the Lord. January 10th, 2021

Posted by Louise Carman on 1/10/21

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   I have been reading a book entitled “Wintering” by Katherine May, a Christmas gift from a friend of many years. It is one of those books to read slowly over time, much more a book of reflections than the murder ... Read More »

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. January 3rd, 2021

Posted by Louise Carman on 1/02/21

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   Today we celebrate the wonderful Feast of the Epiphany, the arrival of the Magi to adore the newborn Jesus. They followed a star, not knowing where it would lead them. As Kings they must have had all they needed and ... Read More »

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. December 27th, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 12/26/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   You may at some time have had the opportunity to see the movie classic “Lion in Win-ter”. In it Katherine Hepburn, playing the role of Eleanor of Aquitaine, looks into the camera following a knock-down-drag-out family brawl within the castle ... Read More »

On this 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B. December 6th, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 12/05/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Saint Therese Parish,   “COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!” That is our invitation for any and all here in Montauk and at Saint Therese of Lisieux Parish. All are welcome. Some people may think the church will fall in if they enter the doors... but ... Read More »

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 »