header-stmonica

Pastor's Corner

Prayers & Thanksgiving / Oraciones & Acción de Gracias

Posted Apr 02, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Prayers This weekend many people are participating in the Light of the World    Retreat experience, please keep them in your prayers. Also, as we  approach Easter many of our parishioners are preparing to receive the   sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and...

Prayers and Thanks St. Monica!/¡Oraciones y Agradecimiento a Sta. Mónica!

Posted Mar 19, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Prayers and Thanks St. Monica! Prayers:  Earlier this year we lost Fr. KT the pastor of Holy Angels and now more recently we have lost Fr. Kevin Morris and Fr. Glenn O’Connor. All of these priests were serving as pastors when they died. We their brother priests will offer up three...

Vocations and Lent: The Examen Prayer/Vocaciones y Cuaresma: El Examen de Conciencia

Posted Mar 12, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Vocations and Lent: The Examen Prayer Lent is a perfect time to return to prayer or add a little more time for prayer into our day. The Ignatian Examen is a great little prayer to start with or to supplement the prayer time you already have. It can take ten minutes, an hour, or more depending...

Vocations and the Virtues: The Theological Virtue of Love (and a little bit gratitude) / Vocaciones y las Virtudes: La Virtud Teológica del Amor (y un poco acerca de la gratitud)

Posted Mar 09, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Vocations and the Virtues: The Theological Virtue of Love (and a little bit gratitude) How does the Lenten season help us to grow in the Theological Virtue of Love? I think it might helpful to look at two words as they are understood in our Christian tradition, “love” and...

Vocations and the Virtues: The Theological Virtue of Hope (and a little bit of parish news) / Vocaciones y las Virtudes: La Virtud Teológica de la Esperanza (y un poco acerca de las noticias de la parroquia)

Posted Mar 08, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Vocations and the Virtues: The Theological Virtue of Hope (and a little bit of parish news) What does it mean to hope? Is it even possible with all the suffering and hate we observe around us? I would like to think that hope is not only possible but it is vital to making God’s love known...

Vocations and the Virtues: The Theological Virtue of Faith / Vocaciones y las Virtudes: La Virtud Teológica de la Fe

Posted Feb 19, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Vocations and the Virtues: The Theological Virtue of Faith (and a little bit of Hope) A few years ago I was having a day that I would not have considered to be a good one. At the end of it I was grateful for a little time I had in the evening to go for a walk. While walking my mind began to...

The Virtue of Fortitude / La Virtud de la Fortaleza

Posted Feb 17, 2019 | Fr. Jeffrey Dufresne

The Virtue of Fortitude Fortitude (also called courage) is one of the cardinal virtues. One of the best definitions of fortitude that I have heard says that this virtue involves: “the willingness to sustain a wound.” This is similar to the Catechism’s definition, which states...

Your Vocation and the Cardinal Virtue of Temperance / Su Vocación y la Virtud Cardenal de Templanza

Posted Feb 05, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Your Vocation and the Cardinal Virtue of Temperance The virtue of Temperance has to do with using our intellect and our will to control what we often call our passions, to have our passions conform to the Passion of Christ. We want to use our will and intellect to cooperate with the grace God...

Your Vocation and the Cardinal Virtue of Justice / Su Vocación y la Virtud Cardenal de la Justicia

Posted Feb 01, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Your Vocation and the Cardinal Virtue of Justice Justice and how it is understood and administered is incredibly complicated, at least in my experience. It can be very confusing to understand when a person or institution is behaving justly and there can be a lot of debate about particular...

The Mother of all the Cardinal Virtues: Prudence / La Madre de todas las Virtudes Cardinales: La Prudencia

Posted Jan 25, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

The Mother of all the Cardinal Virtues: Prudence The USCCB Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as a “habitual and firm disposition to do the good”. The cardinal virtues which I will look at over the next few weeks are virtues that we can aspire to and achieve but do...

Preparing for Lent: Vocations and the Virtues / Preparándonos para la Cuaresma: Vocaciones y Virtudes

Posted Jan 20, 2019 | Father Todd Goodson

Preparing for Lent: Vocations and the Virtues A movie came out a few years ago called “Calvary” about a Catholic priest who lives for an entire week knowing that, at the end of the week, a person he has never seen is going to try to kill him. As you can imagine most of us priests...

The St. Monica Year of Prayer: Prayer and the call to Stewardship

Posted Nov 05, 2017

St. Augustine is quoted as saying in the USCCB Catholic Catechism for Adults that “true prayer is nothing but love”. There are some implications to this statement that help us understand how prayer and stewardship are related. This means that prayer is more than words...

Previous12345678910 ... 1314