Sunday, March 30, 2014

For everything there is a season...

While there are pertinent reasons for continuing a public platform for All Saints Parish parishioners, it is time for this particular blog to go on hiatus. It will remain online, but most likely no new posts will be added.

Friends of St. Vincent's remains in good hands, and you can contact them at

The comments section will remain open for a few days. I heartily recommend the Cleansing Fire blog for good information about the Diocese of Rochester and its parishes. They also include links to various local Catholic blogs/sites.

God bless each parishioner at All Saints Parish, and may Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Mary's remain to bless the community.

One last thing. The Church has been moving, for many, many years, into deep waters. The Catholic parishes in Corning have experienced--and continue to experience--a profound lessening of the faith. This long article by writer Steve Skojec: Something Wicked, is worth reading. He follows it up with another post about how to protect oneself in spiritual warfare: Some Resources for Spiritual Battle.

May we keep the faith when all else fails. Kýrie, eléison.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Comfort Ye My People

A dear friend has passed away. May God speed his way to heaven and bring mercies and comfort to his family.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The work of God

“All Good Works together are not of equal value with the sacrifice of the Mass, because they are the works of men, and the Holy Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison; it is the sacrifice that man makes of his life to God; the Mass is the sacrifice that God makes to man of His Body and of His Blood. Oh, how great is a priest! if he understood himself he would die. . . . God obeys him; he speaks two words, and Our Lord comes down from Heaven at his voice, and shuts Himself up in a little Host. God looks upon the altar. “That is My well-beloved Son, ” He says, “in whom I am well-pleased. ” He can refuse nothing to the merits of the offering of this Victim. If we had faith, we should see God hidden in the priest like a light behind a glass, like wine mingled with water.” -St. John Vianney
(Via Traditional Catholic Priest)