Category: Messages from Fr. Francis

Lent 1

Lent 1 Some time ago a businessman went to a psychologist. He told him that he was very stressed with all the work he was doing and suffered from very high blood pressure because of tension. The psychologist assured him that he

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday: Almsgiving, Praying, Fasting Today is Ash Wednesday and is a very important day in the life of the Church because this is the official beginning of Lent.  Today we are also going to receive ashes and in a

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6th Sunday

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Leprosy!  Even today the very word “leprosy” has a harsh and intimidating sound to it.  Today we have a treatment for leprosy but nevertheless there are about 200,000 new cases a year—although that number

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5th Sunday

5th Sunday (B) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today we continue to read from Mark’s Gospel, learning more about the ministry of Jesus. Jesus cured Simon’s mother-in-law, and she immediately began to serve Jesus and his disciples. Jesus also

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4th Sunday: Called to the Prophets

Called to be Prophets: In the First Reading, we heard of God’s promise to Moses that He would raise up for us a prophet. This is only one of God’s many promises that were made and are found in the

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