Author Archives: Fr. JC

About Fr. JC

Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Trenton, NJ, in 2004. Currently the Pastor of Resurrection Parish in Delran, NJ.

From Fr. JC’s Desk: “Fathers: Priests of the Domestic Church”

To all the fathers in the parish I want to wish a happy Fathers’ Day.  I pray that it is a special day for you to spend with your family.  For those of us whose fathers have passed away, today … Continue reading

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From Fr. JC’s Desk: “Welcome to our New DEDF”

Come July 1, we will be welcoming Rich Scanlon as our new Director of Evangelization & Discipleship Formation.  This is a new position for our parish, replacing the position of Director of Faith Formation.  Rich’s responsibilities will include implementing our … Continue reading

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A Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

We see signs with it at so many events. We see it at sporting events: John 3:16. We see it at concerts: John 3:16. I even have it as a patch on my jacket: John 3:16. So what does one … Continue reading

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A Homily for Pentecost (A-2017)

For the past seven weeks we have kept the Easter Candle here in the sanctuary, lighting it every time we have celebrated Mass. The living flame of the Easter Candle reminds us that Christ is alive, that he rose from … Continue reading

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From Fr. JC’s Desk: “Making a Pilgrimage without Leaving Home”

As some of you know, I had planned to lead a pilgrimage next October to both Lourdes and Fatima, in part, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima. Unfortunately, not enough people signed up, so I … Continue reading

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From Fr. JC’s Desk: “Memorial Day”

In case you are wondering why I am not at the Masses this weekend, I am down in Burlington, NC officiating at the wedding of my oldest niece, Sydney. All of my immediate family will be there. After us not … Continue reading

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From Fr. JC’s Desk: “Initiation”

During the Easter Season, there are a lot of things in the Church’s liturgy which reminds us of the Sacraments of Initiation:  Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  Of course, the Easter Vigil, the most solemn Mass of the year, is the … Continue reading

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A Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter (A-2017)

From ancient times, philosophers have summed up the human condition as a quest to answer three fundamental questions: What should I do? What can I know? What can I hope for? In response to the common-sense comment of doubting Thomas, … Continue reading

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A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter (A-2017)

How many of you go to bed without making sure the doors of your house are locked?  Why do we bother about locking our doors and cars?  Because we want to be safe, right?  We know that the world can … Continue reading

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From Fr. JC’s Desk: “The Disciple’s Journal”

Last week I wrote about how we are restructuring the Religious Education program.  The goal to emphasize that we are forming disciples — which is what Jesus commands us to do. The Disciple’s Journal (which I am creating) is meant … Continue reading

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