Fr. John's Letter Archives

Enjoy re-reading Fr. John's weekly bulletin letters for the past year.


04-27-2014Fr. John LettersFr. John

Elegy for a Pope

"I accept". 16 October 1978, then

Habeamus papem…Carol Cardinal Woytyia…bewilderment?...A Pole!
Joy: Viva il Papa!

Totus Tuus

No Pole, not Italian, not Mexican nor American or Asian, a
Voice of the Poor
Clarion of Justice

Your words: BE NOT AFRAID
Baruch a'schem
A salaam a-lakum
Splendor of the Truth
Gospel of Life
Luminous Mysteries
Divine Mercy

The bullet of evil--------forgiveness…reconciliation

JP2:We Love U
Tears at Auschwitz
Mea culpa

The altar
The miter
Shepherd's staff
Shoes of the Fisherman

Permit our tears
Receive our love
Tu es sacerdos in aeternum: watch over us still

2 April 2005…Let me return to the Father's House…WE accept.

A funeral and "Santo Subito"! And now

1 May 2011, Blessed, indeed!
27 April 2014 with il Papa Buono, Saints indeed!
A Journey of Two Souls

Saint John Paul II
Saint John XXIII
Pray for Us


On this Divine Mercy Sunday, I am most grateful for the mercy of God that permitted me to be born while John XXIII was Pope and to live during the papacy of John Paul II and to rejoice now in their canonizations. They have given us all a lifetime of inspiration, courage and conviction to trust in Jesus. Jesus I Trust in You! Pacem in Terris. All in all a good day to be a Catholic called John!

Love, Fr. John B.