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Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
October 20, 2019  What will the Church of the future look like?  The basics like the Creed, Sacraments and Mass would remain the same.  But some of the man-made externals, created by the Church over two thousand years, may adjust to better serve the spreading of the Gospel today.  One of the most obvious may be the return to ordination of married men. This was the Catholic practice until the year 1000. It was reintroduced partially by Pope John Paul II.  Now the bishops of Latin America are meeting in Rome for a Synod. They will ask the Holy Father ...

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Pastor’s Corner
Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
October 13, 2019  Larry the Cable Guy employs the slogan, "Git R done". He means tackle it now, don't delay. That's wise advice when it comes to the Annual Appeal. This weekend we are calling PEW COMMITMENT SUNDAY. If you haven't already contributed, this is the time. Flyers will be handed out. You could finish them in church and return them to us OR finish it at home today. If money is tight at the moment, pledge. We know you are good for it. Moreover, this year you can designate or restrict your gift. Either way, as Larry says ...Git R done...

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Pastor’s Corner
Father Corcoran's Pastor's Corner
October 6, 2019 The most influential person in recent Church history has been Pope John 23rd. An elderly man, observers thought he would be a transition leader only, coasting thru his years. Instead, he noted the rapid secularization of Western society, the suggestions of many biblical & liturgical scholars and decided the Church needed to re-examine its style. The world was in urgent need of re-evangelization. To do that, the Church would first need to return to its roots. That emphasized a greater reliance on the Bible, the Early Church Fathers and the first centur...

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Pastor’s Corner