The Pastor’s RANT by Fr. Pat Mulcahy

Weekly Reflections, Announcements, News & Thoughts

Saturday October 5th 9:00am at the Stella Maris Junior Yard: Blessing of the Animals 2019

Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

The feast of St. Francis of Assisi falls on October 4th every year and it is a wonderful tradition to follow the example of St. Francis in glorifying God’s creation. We will honor St. Francis as we bless our pets. Please join us as we bless dogs and cats and hamsters and rabbits and snakes and lizards and fish and horses and what else can you think of? There will be singing and fun and much more…The blessing will take place in the Junior Yard of Stella Maris Academy on Kline Street. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in thanking God and marveling at His creation. JOIN US THIS SATURDAY!


The month of October has been designated Respect Life Month as we reaffirm our commitment to live and proclaim the Gospel of Life. Let us pray that our world will transform our culture of death into a culture of life where every human life is sacred and deserving of protection. Please make this effort a daily commitment in prayer and deed.

Pro-Life Means…

Womb to Tomb, the unborn and the elderly, the poor and the outcast, the innocent and the guilty, the productive and the unproductive, the man and the woman, the believer and non-believer, the saint and the sinner

October is filled with opportunities to live and proclaim the Gospel of Life…

Saturday October 5… Blessing of the Animals


Sunday October 13… Holy Rosary Sunday

Sunday October 20… World Mission Sunday

Please join us in Proclaiming the Gospel of Life!

WE NEED YOUR EXTRA ROSARIES! Holy Rosary Sunday, Sunday October 13th

In just a few weeks, we will be celebrating Holy Rosary Sunday and we want to share the beautiful gift of the Rosary with those who have not discovered or embraced this beautiful prayer to Jesus through Mary. It begins with having a rosary! So, we want to collect as many rosaries as we can to distribute on Holy Rosary Sunday. Please check your closets, your desks, your nightstands, your special places and see if there is an extra rosary that would be a beautiful gift for someone who has no rosary. Please drop off your rosaries in the basket at the entrance to the church or to the parish office. Thank you for helping us to share the beautiful gift of the Rosary with others!

The Eucharist in Scripture: A Six Week Bible Study by Scott Hahn, led by Fr. Pat

Monday Evenings 6:30-8:00pm. October 14,21,28 Nov 4,11,18 in the Parish Office Conference Room

The Eucharist in Scripture is part of Promise & Fulfillment, a series of dynamic video presentations by Dr. Scott Hahn, founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

Promise & Fulfillment is designed to help ordinary Catholics grow in their knowledge of the riches of the Catholic faith. With his hearers, Dr. Hahn reads the Bible from the heart of the Church, considering the providential relationship of the Old and the New Testaments.

In The Eucharist in Scripture, discover God’s plan as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. This six-lesson study, presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, will unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.

Built around three of Dr. Hahn’s foundational talks: “The Lamb’s Supper,” “The Fourth Cup,” and “Consuming the Word,” The Eucharist in Scripture examines the biblical foundations of the Eucharist and explores the Church’s liturgy as the original context for the books of the Bible.

There is no fee for attending. Please contact the parish office if you would like to attend so we can be prepared. Also, if you would like to purchase the accompanying workbook ($25), please notify the parish office so we can order an advanced copy for you.

Have a blessed and holy week! In Christ’s love, Fr. Pat