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: “Cultural Catholics”

“Jesus Christ did not come to suffer and die so that he could make ‘cultural Catholics’” (Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles). When I first read Archbishop Gomez’s comment, I found it very provocative.  What did he mean by “cultural … Continue reading

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I Am Moving this Blog

I have been keeping this blog pretty much since I was ordained a priest.  Since I was a parochial vicar when I started this blog, and thus subject to moves, I have paid to have have the hosted on BlueHost … Continue reading

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From Fr. JC’s Desk: “From the Mouths of Children”

Forgive me if I brag a little about my family.  My sister, Ann, called me this week to tell me about her youngest, Seamus.  Seamus is 7 years-old, and recently participated in their parish’s Vacation Bible School (VBS).  After the … Continue reading

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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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