Browsing the May 2017 archive of A Word From Fr. John

A Word #148| Solemnity of Pentecost| June 4, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/31/17

"And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."

Birthdays are always celebrated with serenade and a cake decorated with candles. Sometimes there are candles, one ... Read More »

A Word #147| The Ascension of the Lord| May 28, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/31/17

"And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."

Each of us probably have photographs of our loved ones adorned throughout our homes. We might have photos of significant events in our lives such as a wedding day, the birth of a child, pictures of ... Read More »

A Word #146| Sixth Sunday of Easter| May 21, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/16/17

"In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live."

Goodbyes are never easy, especially when there is time and distance separating us from those we love. I know that when I leave a close relative ... Read More »

A Word #145| Fifth Sunday of Easter| May 14, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/09/17

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me."

Today we honor and give thanks to Almighty God for our mothers. This Sunday is set aside to express our sincere affection and gratitude to the women in our lives who know ... Read More »

A Word #144| Fourth Sunday of Easter| May 7, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/03/17

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly”

Last week I attended a conference for priestly life. One of the speakers repeated something that was often said to us in the seminary: a good priest is one who is holy, healthy, and happy. Holiness ... Read More »