Messages and Reflections from our Pastor

January 2021

Respect Life Sunday Homily


A Christmas Thank You --

            I am always thankful to be serving the generous hearts of St. John the Apostle and St. Alexander.  I would like to thank those who sent me cards or gifts. I can never return the abundant generosity of both parishes.   I want to take the time to thank all of those who decorated the church, inside and out; we had many hands assisting.  If you would ever be interested in helping, please let me know.  Thank you for the wonderful music during the Christmas season.  Thank you to all who took on ministries of service throughout the Christmas season, letting others know that God still reaches out them.  Finally, a special thank-you to those who made offerings for the flowers or donated many of the flowers in the church.  And thank-you especially to all who made themselves present for the liturgies and offered the prayers of the Church.  The presence of Christ and our presence is always the greatest “decoration” of the Christmas season.  Thank you also to all of those who have participated from home.    

            I pray that you and your families will have a new calendar year filled with God’s blessings, especially the blessing of the Mass.  Just remember that as the world begins its’ new calendar year of 2021, that we as Catholics already began our new liturgical year more than a month ago.  We as Catholics are always ahead of the rest of the world and the rest of the world is always trying to catch up to us.  Let us be faithful leaders in the world.  Because Jesus Christ and His Church always keeps us ahead of the pace of the rest of the world.

            Thank you especially to all who have helped us to persevere through this tumultuous year of 2020.  The Lord inspires us in our faith to face all the challenges of this life with His heart towards the Eternal life for which we are all created.               

With prayers and Blessings,

                     Fr. Rosenbaum

December 2020

A Message from Our Pastor -- 

A blessed Merry Christmas and New Year to you all!!!  I would like to welcome Fr. David Medow, who will be helping out at both of our parishes from time to time when he is available.  He is not a Parochial Vicar at either parish.  I am thankful that the diocese has sent me this help.  Please make Fr. David feel welcome when you see him.  As of this writing, Fr. David will be helping on some Sundays at both parishes and Thursday evenings at St. John the Apostle. 

With prayers and blessings,

Fr. Rosenbaum