Church Updates

Weekly Reflection: 2nd Sunday of Easter

2nd Sunday of Easter April 23, 2017 BB p. 148        The reality of Resurrection is slowly understood.  The wisdom of the Church gives us seven weeks to reflect and ponder both the implications of Resurrection for Jesus and for ourselves. The Easter readings throughout the entire season caution us […]

Weekly Reflection: Easter

REFLECTION – Easter Sunday April 15-16, 2017               One Sunday morning in late February of this year my son and I sat in a pew in a small Catholic church in Harlem.  I was visiting Conor in New York City for the weekend and had discovered the parish just […]

Weekly Reflection: Palm Sunday

PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY APRIL 8 AND 9, 2017 One of the subtle lessons that my young students fail to appreciate is that repetition is the ‘mother’ of all learning. For many of us, that feeling of here we go again pervades this Holy Week that starts today, with familiar stories, […]

Weekly Reflection: 5th Sunday of Lent

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT April 1-2, 2017 Breaking Bread Hymnal – pg. 88-89      Martha is a fascinating figure in the Gospels.  When Jesus dines at her house and her sister Mary sits at Jesus’ feet, “listening to him speak,” Martha complains bitterly.  In the scene in today’s Gospel, Martha […]

Jubilee: Final Post

Final Jubilee Bulletin for Jan 21-22  Halleluiah Halleluiah  Halleluiah! The Year of Celebration is ended: the 150th anniversary of Stone Chapel, the 50th anniversary as a dedicated Parish and the 25th year of the Worship Center. See Father Jack’s Proclamation in this Bulletin. We are most proud of our caring, […]

Jubilee: Final Francis Facts

Jubilee Bulletin Jan 14-15 Final Francis Facts As we celebrate St. Francis de Sales Jubilee I would like to end this year of Francis Facts and share some of St Francis’s more profound quotes: “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose […]


Jubilee Bulletin Jan 7-8 Well last week we were taking personal inventory of 2016 and maybe making resolutions. If we take stock of Saint Francis De Sales for the Jubilee year 2016, we learned about the many components of our parish life. Maybe learned some new things. In this space […]

Jubilee: People In The Pew

Jubilee-People In The Pew             For one Sunday a month over the last year, the Jubilee Committee has recognized parishioners who have contributed, many behind the scenes, to our community.  In varied ways over many years, these people have given their time and talents to create an environment where we […]