Fr. Bryan’s Weekly Post

Consider this… It’s time for mission!

This weekend we welcome Fr. Eugene O’Reilly to St. Mary’s to lead us in our parish mission. As we begin our three-year celebration leading up to our 175th anniversary, there is no better way to begin our celebration than by learning and growing more in love with...

Consider this… So it begins!

This weekend we begin a new liturgical year, the Advent Season, and the beginning of a milestone celebration for St. Mary’s.  Advent 2021 starts our three-year preparation for our 175th anniversary celebration. Over the next three years, our parish will be focusing on...

Consider this… Be Thankful!

Our church celebrates the conclusion of the Liturgical year with the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. The Gospel takes us to the trial in John’s Gospel in which Jesus tells Pilate that his Kingdom is not of this world. We know the end of the story in...

Consider this… The End.

Consider this… The End As we quickly approach the end of the liturgical year, we hear about the end times. This week and next weekend focus our attention on being prepared for when Jesus Christ comes in his glory. The question that will be asked of us is, are you...

Consider this… A time to remember.

Time is moving so quickly! It is hard to believe that Halloween is next weekend. I’m sure the Christmas music will be heard on the radio soon, and we are hearing on the news that we should be doing Christmas shopping now because of supply issues moving into the...

Consider this… Greatness, who defines yours?

Have you ever had a time in your life in which you became a little full of yourself? Some would call this ego, or self-absorption when it becomes extreme, but if we are honest with ourselves, don’t we all go through phases like this in our life? Examples might be… ‘No...

Consider this… What’s holding you back?

Consider this… What’s holding you back? Have you ever had someone tell you that you’re not giving it your all? Or, have you ever worked on a project that you just weren’t into? How about interacted with people that you simply tolerated because you had to, but you...

Consider this… What do we create?

I like to think of myself as a semi-organized person, however if you were to walk into my office and look at my desk and shelves many would probably disagree. Yet amongst my organized chaos I am able to be productive and create. My piles have a way of keeping my mind...

Consider this… A Gospel of Convenience

One of the many challenges a Pastor faces in today’s day and age is tempering the radicalness of the Gospel with the desire for a ‘feel good’ message. The past several weeks our readings have severely challenged us, and if we have been listening and paying attention...

Consider this… Catechetical Sunday

Consider this… Catechetical Sunday This weekend we recognize all who teach the next generation. The vocation of teaching is one that is a true gift and needs to be recognized. Having taught prior to seminary I can certainly attest to the dedication and passion that...