The Faithful Wellspring

Reintroducing the Faith to the St. Tarcissus Parish Community

President Barack Hussein Obama has made many statement’s throughout his two-terms (six-years) in office. The vast majority of these were innocuous whilst others were somewhat more scandalous, for varying reasons; but this is to be expected when one’s considered the “Leader of the Free-World”. Sadly, however, his latest statement’s, which were uttered from the dais at the NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST, fall in-line with the latter. Specifically, it was there that he condemned   Read More ...

Current Events Reflections

“Biological evolution is too slow for the human species. Over the next few decades, it’s going to be left in the dust.” –Raymond Kurzweil I have written, re-written, only to pen what is (essentially) the same article several times over the past year as its scope is quite vast and its implications even more so. However, before I begin, I would just like to apologize if there should be gaps   Read More ...

Reflections

The Pope made headlines, as many of us undoubtedly know about by this point, when he stated in an in-air-flight discourse that: “Some think that … in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No. Responsible parenthood!” The remark was further elaborated upon when Pope Francis chided a woman for having eight children. “I rebuked a woman some months ago in a parish who was pregnant   Read More ...

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Hello everyone. I hope the New Year is treating everyone well, thus far. I realize it has been a LONG time since I last posted anything on here; but, unfortunately, 2014 was not a very good year for me, at least health-wise. For those who may not know, which is the majority; I was in-and-out of several hospitals throughout the entire year, suffering from severe back spasms that were literally rendering   Read More ...

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Dear Friends, Today we celebrate the first of two feasts in Ordinary Time, the feast of the Trinity. Next week, we will celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, formerly known as Corpus Christi. These feasts remind us that as the people of God, the church, we are anything but ordinary. Everything about our lives as God’s people is rather extraordinary. While I think this is something   Read More ...

Catechesis Pastor's Desk

Dear Friends, Today we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost. This feast is sometimes referred to as the “birthday of the church.” The Easter season comes to its conclusion on this day and we return to what the church calls “ordinary time.” In today’s gospel, we hear Jesus wishing His disciples peace. Three times He says “Peace be with you.” He then tells them that just as He was sent   Read More ...

Catechesis Pastor's Desk

Dear Friends, In today’s gospel, we hear the story of Thomas, sometimes referred to as “doubting Thomas”. The first part of the gospel has Jesus returning to His disciples after the resurrection, standing in the midst of them. We are told that they were huddled together behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jews and the authorities. This was on the evening of the first day of the   Read More ...

Pastor's Desk Reflections

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Today we hear the last of the three great stories of the Lenten season. This is the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. For the past three weeks, we have heard stories of great conversation and drama, encounters that people had with Jesus that significantly changed their lives. The woman at the well asked Jesus for life-giving water and received the gift of salvation. The man born blind had his   Read More ...

Catechesis Pastor's Desk Reflections

Dear Friends, For the next three Sundays in Lent, we will listen to stories of great conversion and deep spirituality as experienced in the lives of God’s people. Today, we heard the story of the woman at the well, a Samaritan, an outsider, a woman. Next week, we will hear the story of the man born blind, thought to be a sinner and judged to be unfavored by God because   Read More ...

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