Browsing Fr.'s Letters

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 »

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 »