Category: Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Update

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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Update – 4/16/24

This is a very special week for our parish 10th Graders. Next Friday, April 19, 2024 and Saturday, April 20, 2024, they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, when the [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 4/12/24

There are so many things for which I am grateful. Having the honor of presiding during Holy Week, the Paschal Triduum and Easter Mass, and every Mass, inspires incredible gratitude [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 4/5/24

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Happy Easter! It is a remarkable and even miraculous day that gathers so many here at Saint Helen and the Church Universal to celebrate the salvation [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 3/30/24

We began Holy Week with Palm Sunday. We commemorated Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, greeted by people waving palm branches. The palms are a reminder for us to welcome Jesus into [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 3/21/24

We have two wonderful saints we celebrate this week: Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph. With the celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, on Sunday, March 17, 2024, [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 3/14/24

While Lent is an important and special time for all of use, it is also an important time for those who want to join the Catholic church and celebrate the [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 3/8/24

As all of you know, our former parochial vicar, Fr. Juan Gabriel Rojas, was reassigned to Saint Mary of the Assumption, Elizabeth, after his time here at Saint Helen. Since [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 3/1/24

We are already into the second week of Lent. While the three pillars of Lent – Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving are our guideposts during this 40-day journey, prayer holds a [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 2/23/24

Currently, we have a lot happening at the Parish. Yet there are two opportunities that I’d like to profile this week. Our Women’s Cornerstone Retreat begins tonight (Friday evening, February [...]
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Msgr. Tom’s Weekly Note – 2/17/24

Lent began this past Wednesday, February 14, 2024. As we know, there are three pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Prayer can take so many forms. It can often [...]
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