Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 18, 2017

St. Paul describes the faith of the Saints of old and what they endured for the sake of the truth of God, saying, they: “subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong… Others were tortured, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 12, 2017

Today we remember all those faithful Saints who have come before us: “forefathers, fathers, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, preachers, evangelists, martyrs, confessors, ascetics and every righteous spirit made perfect in faith” (Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom). They come from every race, class, region, and time. What they share in common is that through their repentance and […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 4, 2017

Blessings of the Feast! All that Christ God became incarnate to give to us in order to save us has been fulfilled by the descent of the Holy Spirit, whom Christ promised would “lead us into all Truth.” (Jn. 16:13) Christ is that Truth, the Word of God become incarnate, the God-Man. By the descent […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 14, 2017

Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). The woman at the well in today’s Gospel comes from a very dark place: She’s living in sin, in confusion, she’s a follower of a man-made religion that cannot fulfill, but she thirsts for […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 7, 2017

We see today two beautiful examples of love and compassion manifested by God as the Lord of Life, the Physician of our souls and bodies. We learn today that healing is always a grace, a mercy of God interjected into an otherwise sin-sick world. Christ God says to us, “I have come that they may […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 30, 2017

Ordinarily, when we think of great courage, we think of heroic exploits of warriors or military heroes. But in their outward and inward appearance, the myrrh-bearing women were soft-spoken, humble, modest in demeanor, loving. They were able to ‘risk’ everything, even death, to anoint Jesus, to take Jesus down from the cross, to bury Him, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 23, 2017

Christ is risen! We’ve all heard of someone being called a “doubting Thomas.” Thomas has the audacity to demand to ‘put his finger in Christ’s side,’ insinuating that, unless he can materially see the signs of Christ’s execution, he won’t believe. In reality, it’s not want of material ‘proof’ that Thomas needs, that we need, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 2, 2017

The Last of Lent: Lent is quickly drawing to a close.  Next weekend we enter Holy Week.  I encourage you now to make the most of the short time that remains for your healing and growth.  While everyone who comes at the 11th Hour is welcomed and loved, we want to sow abundantly so that […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – March 26, 2017

“To fast is to do violence to nature.  It is to do away with whatever pleases the palate.  Fasting ends lust, roots out bad thoughts, frees one from evil dreams.  Fasting makes for purity of prayer, an enlightened soul, a watchful mind, a deliverance from blindness.  Fasting is the door of compunction, humble sighing, joyful […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – March 19, 2017

Our Lord speaks to us today through His Gospel, saying, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Matt. 8:34). The cross stands in the middle of the Fast to spur us on, to remind us of this very truth: Without the cross, there is […]