Fr. Bryan’s Weekly Post

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...

Consider this…Who do you say that I am?

Jesus asks his disciples this weekend the question: ‘Who do people say that I am?’ We are disciples, so what is our response? How do we describe Jesus to someone who doesn’t know him? Do we know him personally and well enough to share something about the man who died...

Consider This… New Faces!

It is hard to believe that this is the last Sunday of August already. Where did summer go? This week our parish begins to welcome our teachers, faculty and staff back to the school as they begin their final preparations for the start of school on September 8. Along...

Consider this…Our Parish Feast Day!

Parish Feast Day’s are a time for all parishioners to really reflect on what the value of our parish is. Our parish, named for Our Lady of the Assumption, speaks to the sinless character of Mary and the destiny of all believers. Mary, because of her sinless nature,...

Consider this…the Road to Renewal.

In August of 2020, then Administrator, Bishop Scharfenberger saw the need for the Diocese of Buffalo to plan for moving forward from many factors that were all impacting the Diocese and parish life within the Diocese itself. The Road to Renewal is a way for our...