Dear People of God,
Good morning. Hope, everyone is keeping well. On this fourth Sunday of ordinary time, the readings remind us that God delights in the humbleness. He looks at the humble and lowly and fills them with his wisdom, virtue and the holiness of Christ.
In the first reading from the book of Zephaniah, God promises to preserve a remnant for Israel. However, one remarkable thing about this promise is that this group would be made up of only humble and lowly people. In our second reading, Paul reminds us that God delights in the humble of heart. Although, He does not discriminate, he often choses the lowly and poor in spirit. So, Paul encourages us not to be ashamed of the Christian community because of its composition of members of little human wisdom, intelligence, power and material wealth.READ MORE
Dear People of God,
First of all, I thank sincerely all those who helped to remove all the decorations in our three Churches. There were many hands. Hearty appreciation to them all. May our mighty God bless you with His choicest blessings.
On this third Sunday, the Scripture readings teach us that Christ has brought us from the darkness of sin into the Light of God by calling us to repentance and the acceptance of God’s rule over us.READ MORE
Dear People of God,
First of all, Thanks be to God for His extraordinary blessing on Fri, Jan 6. Again, I appreciate and thank all the members of Social Hall Committee, other Pastoral & Finance Council members, St. Boniface PCCW Ladies, Knights of Columbus, Altar Servers, St. Boniface School Teachers & Students and other Volunteers for your great support, hard work and generous commitment when our beloved Bishop Callahan came to bless our Rippley Social Hall. It was a great faith-experiencing day in the history of St. Boniface Church at Waumandee. The faithful participation of all Faithful was greatly appreciated by our Bishop.READ MORE
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,
Again, I want to thank all the volunteers who helped make our Christmas and New year Liturgies possible. The decorators who readied our churches. The parish staff (Connie) who worked so hard behind the scenes this time of year. Thank you for all your work! To those who have sent me Christmas cards - THANK YOU! Your kind notes and generosity are greatly appreciated.
Today we celebrate the solemnity of Epiphany, and in a most special way the day of the three kings who brought Jesus very costly and symbolic gifts of gold, mire, and frankincense. The term Epiphany is of Greek origin, epiphaninen. It is a verb which means “to reveal,” or “to manifest.”. "Epiphany" refers to God’s Self-revelation as well as to the revelation of Jesus as His Son to all mankind.READ MORE
Dear Brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ,
First of all, I thank all those who decorated our three Churches & Crips and also all those who donated for buying flowers. Secondly, I wish you all a happy New Year and feast day of Mary, Mother of God. Thirdly, I am very to announce the completion of our new “Rippley Social Hall” at St. Boniface Parish in Waumandee. Our beloved bishop Callahan is going to bless this New Hall on Fri, Jan 6 at 1:00pm. You are most welcome for this historical celebration.READ MORE
Dear Friends in Child Jesus,
First of all, I wish you all with all my heart and with all my prayers, Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy life. Second, I thank sincerely all the members of my Tri-Parishes for your generous support because of which our three parishes and a School are successfully going on. Also, a special thanks to all the Council members, Office assistant, Deacon, Ushers, Lectors, Ladies of all three PCCW, Musicians, Altar servers, Money counters, Teachers, and other Volunteers who are helping in many ways for administration of our Tri-Parishes.
It is Christmas and the joyful hearts everywhere. Every family has spent a day or two to decorate the house with Christmas trees and jungle bells with the crib of Jesus. The light outside each house illuminates the joy to the onlookers.READ MORE
Dear Brother and Sisters,
First of all, I thank sincerely all those who supported for the installation of my Rectory windows by purchasing raffle tickets and a double thanks to all the council members of St. Lawrence, Immaculate Conception and St. Boniface for your planning, coordinating and executing this project. Also, thank you for those who donated for the giving trees! May God reward you for your generous heart!
The sign that God revealed to us on this last Sunday of Advent is highly significant. God’s choice of the Messiah was from the house of David. However, Mary’s child belongs to all nations. So, we all form part of the nations. This is through God’s love, and his invitation to share in the Christ’s heritage. Hence, Christ is coming for the sake of all of us.READ MORE
Dear brothers and sisters,
Good morning to you all. This third Sunday of Advent, is often called 'rejoice’ Sunday. This joyful spirit is marked by rose color candle of our Advent wreath. The liturgy of the word God is about the coming of Messiah and it is a hymn of joy. Today’s readings give the message of joy.
In the First Reading of today, Prophet Isaiah portrays the joyful advent of the Lord as a healing, transforming event. In particular we have the images of physical healing that God will come to bring – once more the weak hands and feeble knees will be made strong, the blind will see again, the deaf will hear again, the lame will walk again and the dumb will speak again. There will be no more sorrows because our God is coming to take all that away. Through all these liberating actions, the glory of the Lord is being revealed for all to see.READ MORE
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Prayerful greetings to you all! On this second Sunday of Advent, we could hear three voices from three different persons. These voices bring messages of hope for us this Sunday.
The first voice is from Isaiah, given in the first reading. He lived when Israel had some underwhelming kings. Isaiah is a prophet, who hopes that one day a new shoot of life will sprout from the stump of Israel’s kingdom. He hopes for a king like David, who will rely not on political advisors but on God alone, a king who will bring justice and peace, especially to those who are poor and afflicted. Isaiah, our first voice is a voice of hope that a future king will come and create a new world of peace and joy.READ MORE