Browsing the 2020 archive of Fr. Daniel's Pastor Notes

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 5, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 6/30/20

Dear Parishioners, Today is the fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time of the Liturgical year. Today, we shall be celebrating our first public Mass in our beautiful Church. I am so glad and excited to have us back. Our hearts are full of joy and gratitude to God as we ... Read More »

Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time ~ June 28, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 6/26/20

Dear Parishioners, Today, the thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary time of the liturgical year, Jesus continues to teach us about discipleship and what it means for us to follow him. In the Gospel Jesus said; “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever ... Read More »

Trinity Sunday ~ June 7, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 6/05/20

Dear Parishioners,

As the Church begins the Season of Ordinary Time of the liturgical year, today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The three persons in One God.

The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity is ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 5/15/20

The readings prepare us for the celebration of the Ascension this week Thursday and Pentecost, respectively. That is, the imminent departure of Jesus and his promise of the Holy Spirit. The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles begins with the persecution of the early Church in Jerusalem and ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 5/07/20

Today, the fifth Sunday of Easter, we celebrate Mother’s Day. First of all, I would like to say a happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers, those soon to be Mothers, and to all those with the responsibility of a Mother in their family and at home. As we know, ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 5/01/20

Today, the fourth Sunday of Easter has also been designated as “World Day of Prayer for Vocations” The Good Shepherd Sunday. The day we pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. The message of the Gospel reading is clear, the Good Shepherd, Jesus himself. He always leads ... Read More »

March 22, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 3/21/20

Today’s gospel presents the healing of the man who was born blind. He said; “One thing I do know is; I was blind but now I see.”

This man was blind from birth, he couldn’t see, he was lost, he was in darkness right from birth but the good ... Read More »

March 1, 2020: First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 2/27/20

My Dear Parish Family,

Today, being the First Sunday of Lent, we begin our Lenten pilgrimage as we dedicate ourselves to the renewed practice of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We enter this season with full expectations to receive the grace and mercy of God. It is the journey of ... Read More »

February 23, 2020: Fr. Daniel Returns to Lockport

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 2/20/20

Dear Parishioners,

With gratitude to God for journey mercies granted me for safe travels. I thank you for your prayers and care while I was away for my canonical vacation. I thank Fr. Jerry, our guest priests, our Seminarian, John Callahan, staff and indeed, everyone who helped us in ... Read More »