Monsignor’s Musings: Short Talks by Our Pastor, Monsignor V. Paul Fitzmaurice

Monsignor’s Musings began in March 2020 when our pastor Monsignor V. Paul Fitzmaurice felt the need to communicate with parishioners when COVID-19 had churches closed and parishioners anxious about how to practice their faith.  Msgr. Paul recognized that we were being “deprived of the Eucharist” as he said in the first Monsignor’s Musing and then proceeded to reinforce the idea of how make a “Spiritual Communion” while “attending” an online Mass.

At the time, there was one thing in our favor at Saint Agnes.  We had been posting recorded homilies on our YouTube channel for over two years so when the pandemic hit, our parish was poised and ready to record and post Sunday Masses and Monsignor’s Musings too. These short talks given by Msgr. Paul provided our parishioners with additional reassurances and a faith boost at a time when we craved prayer and the love of God more than ever.

Currently, there is no specific schedule for Monsignor’s Musings.  With the main crisis behind us, Msgr. Paul now uses the talks to address issues and topics from the critical to the joyful as the need arises.  On this page, we will feature the most recent Monsignor’s Musings but you may use this specific link to all “Monsignor’s Musings” at any time for a list of all the talks on our YouTube channel, starting with the most recent.

September 30, 2021

August 2, 2021

April 16, 2021

November 23, 2020

April 19, 2020, Divine Mercy Sunday 

Saint Pope John Paul II declared the Sunday after Easter to be called “Divine Mercy Sunday” inspired by St. Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun who received visions from Jesus, including the one of Jesus shown here wearing a white garment with beams of red and white coming from His heart. For more Divine Mercy information, visit the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy.