Fr. Britto's Blog


Spirit in The Church

Last Sunday we celebrated the Ascension of the Lord. After completing the mission given Him by the Father, Jesus returned in glory to the right hand of God. As He bade good-bye to His disciples He entrusted them with a task: To make disciples of all nations. The task was daunting and His followers felt alone. Jesus assured them of His presence with them.

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Over the last two weeks one of my brothers from India, Dominic, came with his family for a visit as his daughter, Nikki, would be graduating from NYU. It was great to spend time with them. I was able to drive them to Niagara Falls and I accompanied them for the graduation of my niece in New York. I have been to the Big Apple several times before, but this visit seemed to have given me a clearer picture of that great big city. It was overwhelming.

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Our Moms

This Sunday we celebrate “Mother’s Day!” Even though it is a commercial celebration, it is more than appropriate that we honor and thank our mothers. No matter how old we get, our mothers are always special to us. There is a Jewish proverb which says: “God could not be everywhere. That is why He created mothers.” More than anyone else, our moms teach us about love by the way they love us unconditionally and unfailingly. 

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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7:30 a.m. - Upper Church
9 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
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