Do We Trust God?

Do We Trust God?

By V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. On this Second Sunday of Lent, we encounter two rich and vivid scripture passages. In our first reading, we are confronted with the difficult story of the binding of Isaac. Our Gospel reading presents us with an almost fantastical...

Fr. Kostik Was a Missionary in Motion

Jerome Stack, C.PP.S. Who would have thought that a poor boy from Eastern Europe would end up as one of the first C.PP.S. Missionaries to Chile? That’s the story of Fr. John Kostik, C.PP.S., born in Slovakia in 1894. He immigrated to the USA with his family in 1908. A...
Time to Retreat

Time to Retreat

By Brother Brian Boyle, C.PP.S. The characters in the readings share at least one thing in common: they are confronting loss and fear.  Noah and his family are floating in his ark reflecting on losing everyone in his whole community, and rebuilding his life from the...
Jesus Brings Us Back to Community

Jesus Brings Us Back to Community

By Fr. Tim Knepper, C.PP.S. One of the sad aspects of life today is the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve got mask mandates, six-feet social distancing, and not interacting with people from outside our immediate households. At a funeral recently, a parishioner wanted to hug...
Jesus Brings Us Back to Community

Where Are We Being Called?

  By Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S. Over the past year, since the pandemic started, many of us can identify with Job in today’s first reading. Life has become a drudgery. And many of us wonder if we shall ever see happiness again. Like Simon’s mother-in-law, too...