Reflections from Father Mark

Reflections from Father Mark

New Horizons - Stepping Out in Faith

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 8/07/20


Mother Theresa was a woman who constantly took leaps of faith.  She was born in 1910 in Albania and grew up dreaming of becoming a missionary.  In 1928 she took a leap of faith as she joined the Sisters of Loreto.  In 1929 she arrived in India.

In ... Read More »

The Good and the Bad

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 7/18/20

Proclaiming the kingdom of God was central to the life of Jesus. Jews of Jesus’ day understood that God was a king and that his kingdom would be established at the end of time. At the same time on earth there was a clash of kingdoms between the kingdom ... Read More »

An Invitation to Participate in the JustFaith Program

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 7/05/20

Our country is experiencing a pandemic, a badly weakened  economy, and an unveiling of racial inequality.  The United States is not suffering these issues alone, they are global in nature.  How can we understand these issues through the light of faith and allow the truth of our faith to ... Read More »

Do Not Be Afraid!

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 6/20/20

In the Gospel Jesus says that the disciples are to not be afraid to acknowledge him before others.    On this Father’s Day I think about the love that my father had for his faith and how he passed on that faith through all aspects of his life.  That faith ... Read More »

The New Evangelization

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/30/20

Years ago, the intention of one of my weekday Masses was for a special needs adult who had died.  What I experienced after Mass taught me about the working of the Holy Spirit. 

After I reached the Gathering Space I was introduced to Randy, the father.  Randy had not ... Read More »

State of the Parish Gathering

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/21/20

State of the Parish Liturgy of the Word and Gathering

The virtual Prayer Service and Gathering held on May 12, 2020 allowed the members of our parish to gather once again. In this gathering we also reviewed rules which will keep us protected from COVID-19 during weekend Masses. As ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/15/20

From the Third Sunday of Lent, through Holy Week and Easter until now the Sixth Sunday of Easter Season we have not be able to gather for public Mass.  While that is true, the meaning of this holy time has not changed.  The celebration of the Easter Vigil began ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/08/20


The setting of today’s Gospel is the Last Supper.  Jesus knows that his disciples are going through sadness as they think about his impending death.  Jesus tells the disciples to not let their hearts be troubled because it is to their benefit that he leaves in order ... Read More »

Good Shepherd Sunday

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/28/20


Some years ago, a national magazine ran a story about a young lady named Laura Bell who after graduating from college took a job as a shepherd in Wyoming.  For the next three years Laura was on call every single day tending 2,000 sheep.  During all of this ... Read More »

The Sacrament of Baptism

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/22/20

I pray that all are doing well as you deal with the Novel Coronavirus.  On Wednesday, April 22, I will begin a six-week class on the sacraments.  Since the first class will deal with Baptism and Confirmation this article will cover Baptism.  This article is based on two audiences ... Read More »


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