Browsing the August 2014 archive of Saint Anselm Blog

Sad News from our friends in Point Pleasant

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 8/22/14

We just got an urgent email from Bishop O'Connell informing us of the arrest of Father Nilo Apura, the pastor of St. Martha parish in Point Pleasant.  There has been a credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor, so the prosecutor from Mercer County had issued an arrest ... Read More »

August 15th, Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 8/13/14

On Friday, August 15, at 9:00 A.M. we will celebrate Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.  We invite all parishioners to bring the "fruits of the earth" (flowers, vegetables, etc.) from your home gardens to help decorate the church for this feast.  Below is an image ... Read More »

Seminarian returns to School

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 8/09/14

This weekend, August 9/10, our friend Nick Petrillo will be at all of the Masses to say goodbye before he returns to St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore.  Nick has completed his Bachelor's Degree, and in a few days will start working on his Masters level theological studies.  Let's continue ... Read More »

Homily for August 3, 2014

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 8/02/14

Homily for 18th Sun. Ordinary Time A


Some time ago, a priest friend from seminary days, 

his name is Chris, was working in Latin America.  He’d gone into the city for a meeting and afterwards stopped to have lunch, taking a seat at an outdoor table in front ... Read More »