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A Christmas Message from Bishop Kucharek

https://youtu.be/IhmHRRJOwM8 Who doesn’t love seeing our young people this time of year wearing a scratchy costume… a fake beard or a blue scarf…dressed up to play Mary and Joseph or some shy shepherds as attentive parents, grandparents, and others look on. Whatever...

On the feast of All Saints

“Jesus’ beatitudes this morning exemplify this great reversal. Blessed are the poor. Blessed are the meek. Blessed are the persecuted. Certainly not in the eyes of the world. But through the eyes of faith, to see the world through God’s eyes, we find that the...

On the Commemoration of the faithful departed

“We do not offer anything to the departed , or on behalf of the departed, but we remember them with gladness. Bernard of Clairvaux says, ‘The saints have no need of honor from us; neither does our devotion add the slightest thing to what is theirs. But I tell you,...

Pentecost Message: “We are a New Creation”

Recently, I heard a reference being made that we are living in Genesis days. This statement was meant to point out that because we have been living in a time of multiple crises (such as Covid-19, economic pressures, racial and social discrimination, war, and political...

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

May the good news of Jesus’ resurrection assure you that God’s love has won for us the final victory and strengthen you to joyfully proclaim in word and deed the new life that is in Christ. And may each of you be faithful followers of our risen Lord who invites us to...

Prayers and Offerings to Aid Ukrainian Refugees

Dear Beloved in Christ, Over the past 11 days, the world has turned upside down as a new and unprovoked war has broken out. Our hearts break for those in Ukraine who are under attack: for those whose lives are being put at risk or have been lost by senseless political...

Presentation of Our Lord

Today, February 2, we celebrate the presentation of our Lord Jesus in the temple; it is the last day of the Christmas season. Today’s commemoration is recorded in these words from the gospel: “When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses,...

+ Christmas Blessings +

May our Lord Jesus, whose birth and coming among us we celebrate in this holy season, fill you with peace, joy, life, and light, both now and in the new year to come. +Bishop Wilma S. Kucharek “…in him was life, and the life was the light of all people” (John 1:4...

The Light that Overcomes Darkness

The shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere is on December 21. In the days leading up to this winter solstice, we notice the daylight hours getting shorter and shorter as the sun sets earlier and earlier. But inside our churches and our homes, something...

A Word from the Bishop

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place…[and]were filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:1,4). This verse from the book of Acts introduces the account of that first Pentecost, the day on which the Holy Spirit came to the disciples. On...