The Faithful Wellspring

Reintroducing the Faith to the St. Tarcissus Parish Community

Archive for January, 2014

Dear Friends,  Once again, we hear about John the Baptist in the Gospel. This time it is at the ends of John’s life. He has been arrested and thrown into prison. Jesus now takes up the Baptist’s clarion call and tells the people to repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew has Jesus using this theme to announce His public ministry. John called the people to conversion   Read More ...

Catechesis Pastor's Desk Reflections

Dear Friends, Last weekend we celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. We listened to the Gospel of how when Jesus was baptized, John saw a dove hover over His head and heard a voice from the heavens that told the people that Jesus was the Son of God. Today, we hear again about the baptism of Jesus but this time we hear about it from the perspective   Read More ...

Catechesis Pastor's Desk Reflections

Dear Friends, Once again, Christmas has come and gone and we have returned to what our Church calls Ordinary Time, the period in between the festive times of the liturgical year- Advent/Christmas. Lent/Easter. I’d like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude toward all those who helped make Christmas 2013 at St. Tarcissus a most special one. To our Art and Environment team, thank you for creating both   Read More ...

Parish News Reflections

The holiday season has come and gone in a collective spasm. The seemingly unending rows of mouth-watering foods that fill the table and trays of family-members and friends on THANKSGIVING; the joyful sight of tree’s adorned with exquisite ornaments and marvelous lights, along with the miles-long wishlists that are dutifully delivered by the tiny hands and hopeful eyes of children on CHRISTMAS; and the river’s of alcohol that are soaked   Read More ...

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