Father Sean's Weekly Blog

July 20, 2014

Dear friends in Christ,

I’m happy to announce that effective tomorrow, Monday, July 21, we will have a new parochial vicar at Christ the Redeemer. Please join me in welcoming Fr. Ralph Roberts to our parish. I’m even more happy to announce that Fr. Orrin is not going anywhere. That’s right, we will have two full-time parochial vicars. I can remember not long ago when we didn’t have any, so you can imagine how happy I am!

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July 13, 2014

Dear friends in Christ,

Who remembers The Riddler from the old “Batman” TV show? He was the villain who would spin a riddle that only Batman could solve. So let me try my hand at it today. Riddle me this: If you know where to look, you can actually “see” today’s Gospel reading. For some of you, it is to your left; for others it is to your right. But for everyone, it is right in front of you! What is it?

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July 6, 2014

Dear friends in Christ,

This weekend you’ll see something at Sunday Mass you haven’t seen in awhile: the color green. We returned to Ordinary Time a few weeks ago, but we’ve had special celebrations that featured white (Trinity Sunday and Corpus Christi Sunday) and red (Sts. Peter and Paul) vestments. Today we’re back with green vestments for the 14th week in Ordinary Time. Remember, we call the weeks ordinary because we count with ordinal numbers, not because it is any less special. Every Sunday is an extraordinary day to give praise and glory to God!

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June 29, 2014

Dear friends in Christ,

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul. It’s always held on June 29 each year, and it’s especially nice when it falls on a Sunday so that we might rightly remember these two great saints at all the Masses. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both St. Peter and St. Paul on the same day. Together, the two saints are the founders of the Holy See of Rome through their preaching, ministry and martyrdom there.

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June 22, 2014

Dear friends in Christ,

I write to you today from Burgos, Spain, though I pray that by the time you are reading this I will safely be back home among you at Christ the Redeemer. Our parish pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain and France is at its half-way point and though I look forward to sleeping in my own bed, it’s been a terrific trip. I’ll have more details to share with you in the coming weeks.

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