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Gratitude is the Essence of Stewardship

12-30-2018Weekly Bulletin LetterFr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

There are many reasons for which we should be very grateful to the Lord all our lives. Reasons for this gratitude, as I mentioned in one of my earlier articles, may include good health, wonderful children, good career, good spouse, loving parents a great parish, a great country such as the United States, and so forth. The greatest of all these gifts, however, is God’s gift of His only son whose birth we are still celebrating today and His continuous presence among us, body, spirit, soul, and divinity in the Holy Eucharist.

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Merry Christmas, St. Andrew the Apostle!

12-23-2018Weekly Bulletin LetterFr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

As I pointed out in my homily and article last weekend, my dear beloved St. Andrew, receive from me a sincere and heartfelt wish for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2019. May the blessings, peace, and joy ushered in by the newborn child Jesus know no bounds for you as we gaze longingly to the future with even greater optimism.

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Is it a Merry Christmas for the Children of Single Parents?

12-16-2018Weekly Bulletin LetterFr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

As I pointed out in my homily and article last weekend, with Christmas around the corner, radio and television stations are already broadcasting Christmas Carols, neighborhoods are lit with Christmas lights, and stores are filled with a variety of items for Christmas. All seems great and beautiful outwardly, but what about inwardly? Is it truly a season of joy, love, and unity for all?

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Advent: A Period of Sharing in Gratitiude

12-09-2018Weekly Bulletin LetterFr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

We are now in the second week of Advent. We are eagerly awaiting the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ which we shall celebrate on Christmas. Even though stores and various radio stations are already playing Christmas Carols, and our neighborhoods are decorated with Christmas lights, the keywords that we shall be constantly hearing during this period, as I indicated in last week’s homily are: Expectation, Preparation, Waiting, Vigilance, Repentance, Hope, Mercy, Liberation, and Sharing.

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Lessons on Stewardship: Value of Trust

12-02-2018Weekly Bulletin LetterFr. Robert Seraph Aliunzi, AJ

In last week's article, we reflected on the core value of stewardship known as: Identity. We emphasized that our identity is intrinsically connected with God, in whose image we are created. In this article, we shall examine the component of stewardship known as: Trust. We will again draw inspiration from Fr. Andrew Kemberling’s book, Making Stewardship A Way of Life.

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