Fr. Britto's Blog



In the gospels we encounter some interesting personalities whose lives are changed because of their interaction with Jesus. Last Sunday we heard the story of Zaccheus who has always been fascinating and intriguing to me. Only the Gospel of Luke speaks about him. He was a chief tax collector in a very important and ancient city of Jericho. Obviously he was on the top of his profession and as the gospel story testifies, he was a wealthy man.

Remembering the Dear Departed

Yesterday, November 2nd, we celebrated a special Mass for all those who passed from our parish and entered eternal life. It afforded us a moment to grieve and at the same time to gratefully remember the love we have for all our dear departed. Masses offered for the dead constitute a uniquely Catholic practice that expresses a fundamental Catholic belief. We believe that once they cross the bridge the deceased are unable to help themselves. However, we the living can always intercede with the Lord for them.

Media Violence and Children

There was another school shooting yesterday in Nevada. How can a twelve-year-old wield a gun and kill another human being and then himself? It boggles my mind. It distresses me deeply that we witness so many of these tragedies and we keep moving on. Shouldn’t these massacres of the innocent cause us to stop in our tracks and examine our consciences?

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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