On the Journey

Weekly messages from Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

02-17-2019On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

This Sunday’s scriptures remind us that we are blessed and beloved, especially when we are facing hard times or are not feeling blessed. God loves and blesses us in every moment of our lives.


Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

02-10-2019On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Last Friday and Saturday (Feb. 1 - 2), Holy Spirit Catholic Community welcomed parishioners of all ages to Pause for Prayer and learn different ways to pray. These events were organized by our parish staff and a few parishioners as part of our ongoing 20th Anniversary celebration.


Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

02-03-2019On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Though February is the shortest month of the year, it’s a busy month on the Liturgical calendar. This month is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Family starting with Candlemas on February 2. This feast marks the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. It is followed by the Feast of St. Blaise on February 3, when we offer the blessing of the throats as we do every year.


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

01-27-2019On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which this year starts on January 27 and ends on February 2. The theme for the 2019 National Catholic Schools Week is: “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”


Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

01-20-2019On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

The “Taste of The World” 20th Anniversary event was a wonderful fellowship opportunity for our parish community. Thank You! to all who accepted the invitation to share their cultural traditions, colors, and delicious foods. Many parishioners have told me that they enjoyed the event.


The Baptism of The Lord

01-13-2019On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. This mystery is fully linked to Christmas ̶ the birth of the Word incarnate, and to the Epiphany which we just celebrated last week.

The Baptism of our Lord is His definitive manifestation as the Messiah, the Christ to Israel, and as the Son of the Father to the entire world. As we renew our own baptismal promise this Sunday, let us celebrate the wonderful gift God has given us.


The Epiphany of the Lord

01-06-2019On the JourneyFr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Today’s Gospel speaks to the Magi’s arrival to Bethlehem in search for the new born king of the Jews. “We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” They had traveled from the East guided by a star to find baby Jesus and honor him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.