52 Years

07-25-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. John C. Granato

My Dear Friends,

For all of you music fans out there, on July 26, 1969, the number one song in America was “In the Year 2525” by Zager and Evans. The number one country song on this date was a cover version of Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. For those who like to read, the number one book was “The Love Machine” by Jacqueline Susann and the number one non-fiction was “The Peter Principle” by Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull. And for those who enjoy movies, the number one movie was “Easy Rider” with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.

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Eucharistic Adoration

07-18-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. John C. Granato

My Dear Friends,

Now that summer is in full swing, I want to take a moment to once again encourage you to consider spending some time in Eucharistic Adoration on Monday evenings at St. Jerome Church. It is a wonderful and rewarding time to spend with our Lord who is present in the Blessed Sacrament. Some people have told me that they don’t go because they do not know what to do, or they do not know what it is.

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Summer Concert with Chris Vaum

07-11-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. John C. Granato

My Dear Friends,

Many years ago, back in 2006, one of my parishioners, and good friend, worked as the general manager at Positive 89.3, an FM radio station that played contemporary Christian music in Freeport, Maine. She was relentless in trying to get me to listen to her radio station and to give up my secular music tastes. I eventually succumbed to her prayers and during a very difficult time in my priesthood five months after my ordination, I had a huge conversion that was brought on by prayer, fasting, sacrifices and my friend’s Christian music station.

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Happy 4th of July!

07-04-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. John Granato

My Dear Friends,

Today is also the anniversary of our first year reopened for Sunday Masses after last year’s coronavirus pandemic. As you know, we were told to shut down and close our doors for public Masses from mid-March to June of 2020, and then we had a month of only daily Masses before last July 4th weekend. It was a very sad three and a half months last year when we couldn’t celebrate a public Mass on Sundays.

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