Category Archives: Suffering

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral The main steps to the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome are flanked by two huge statues: one of St. Peter holding the keys of the kingdom, the other … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Evangelization, Marriage, Mission, Prayer, Priesthood, Sainthood, Saints, Suffering, Temptation | Comments Off

The Virtue of Holy Cunning

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral As we come into the Cathedral today we will see that the Nativity Scene has been taken down, the trees have been placed in the recycling, the bows are boxed up – … Continue reading

Posted in Blessed Virgin Mary, Discernment, Mission, Prayer, Suffering, Temptation | Comments Off

The Precious Role of the Elderly

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas, but also a waiting for Him to truly come again at the second coming. We are all waiting, waiting … Continue reading

Posted in Discernment, Freedom, Humility, Love, Mission, Prayer, Social Justice, Suffering | Comments Off

The Season to Reflect on the Last Things

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, St. Joseph Cathedral The Cathedral choir gave us a special evening of remembrance Saturday night by their beautiful rendition of the Faure’ Requiem. As we reverently prayed for our parishioners, family and friends who died … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Discernment, Mission, Mortal Sins, Prayer, Suffering, Venial Sins | Comments Off

Pope Francis Doesn’t Cease to Surprise Us!

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral We can read all throughout Scripture where our Lord surprises, amazes and astounds the crowds as well as His own disciples. Whether it be through His miraculous healings, seemingly contradictory practices or … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Evangelization, Grief, Joy, Love, Mission, Prayer, Priesthood, Saints, Social Justice, Suffering | Comments Off

St. Joseph the Worker

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral This past Wednesday, the Church celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Worker. Since our parish is the Cathedral of Saint Joseph it was a blessing to be able to celebrate … Continue reading

Posted in Humility, Joy, Marriage, Masculinity, Mission, Prayer, Priesthood, Saints, Suffering, Youth | Comments Off

Weathering the Storms of Life

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral The weather has certainly given us something to talk about for the last week. It is funny how the warm summer days pass by with such ease and the wretched … Continue reading

Posted in Discernment, Forgiveness, Love, Mission, Prayer, Sainthood, Suffering, Temptation | Comments Off

Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Divine Mercy Sunday is an Easter gift from Christ to His Church that invites us to indulge and revel in His unfathomable mercy while we celebrate the Resurrection. It makes … Continue reading

Posted in Discernment, Evangelization, Forgiveness, Freedom, Joy, Mission, Mortal Sins, Prayer, Religious Life, Saints, Suffering, Temptation, Venial Sins | Comments Off

This is our Easter Joy!

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the greatest day of the Church year – the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Imagine yourself back in the time of Christ, putting all … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Discernment, Evangelization, Forgiveness, Freedom, Grief, Humility, Joy, Love, Mission, Prayer, Sainthood, Suffering, Temptation, Youth | Comments Off

Build Unity in Holiness Under the Banner of Christ

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Last Wednesday Bishop Swain celebrated the Mass of the Blessing of the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick and the Consecration of the Sacred Chrism. As explained in … Continue reading

Posted in Discernment, Forgiveness, Freedom, Humility, Masculinity, Mission, Mortal Sins, Prayer, Priesthood, Suffering, Temptation, Venial Sins | Comments Off