Category Archives: From the Pastor

Learn Your Faith: Liturgical Music

There seems to be no end to the number of complaints pastors receive about liturgical music. As I greeted parishioners after Mass one Sunday a woman stopped to say how much she loves the music in our parish. Two minutes later a man stopped to say how much he dislikes the music in our parish. There…
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Learn Your Faith: Introduction to the Devout Life

Last week we recommended Thomas a Kempis’ classic on the spiritual life “The Imitation of Christ” as a possible choice of “just the right book” for summertime park- bench or seaside leisure/spiritual reading. This week’s selection, “An Introduction to the Devout Life” (sometimes called “Philothea”), by St. Francis De Sales (1567- 1622) is another of…
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Thanks and Announcements

A Note from Father Ringley (Apuntes del Padre Ringley): Thank you to all who helped with the preparation of the festivities connected with my installation on Sunday, September 2nd. I look forward to serving St. Mary’s church to the best of my ability.

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Learn Your Faith: The Imitation of Christ

The Summer is the season during which we may have the opportunity to spend more time out of doors; at the park, or at the beach, for example. Oftentimes we search for “just the right book” with which to while away the hours at the park or the shore. Through the course of the next…
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Notes: RCIA Classes, Teen Catechism, Bible Study

My continuing thanks to all who have helped me to learn how things work at St. Mary’s. I am grateful for the support and confidence. I feel certain we can continue the good work begun by Fathers Markey and Cipolla. We look forward to beginning our RCIA classes on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:45 pm in the church. The devotion and presentation will begin at 7:00 pm and last until approximately 7:45 pm.

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Feast of St. Augustine

A note from Father Ringley (Notas del Padre Ringley): It has been my custom in the past to recommend various spiritual authors to my parishioners for “summer reading”. While I have been a bit busy about many things this summer, in honor of the feast of St. Augustine, the patron saint of our diocese, and the patron saint of my former parish, I suggest for your end of summertime pleasure and spiritual edification St. Augustine’s “Confessions”.

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New Religious Education/RCIA Classes

Dear parishioners, (Queridos feligreses,) Enclosed is the information for the new Religious Education/RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) Classes which will begin on Tuesday, September 4, from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm at Saint Mary Church. This program is designed to prepare people to receive one or more of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Communion, and/or Confirmation.

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