Sandy Cassanelli: Faith, Love, and Searching for a Cure

Sandy Cassanelli (Photo courtesy of Malta House of Care) When you’re at Mass, look to your left, then, look to your right. Look ahead, then behind. One of the people you might see smiling back is 44-year-old Sandy Cassanelli. She and her husband, Craig, along with their teenage daughters, are active parishioners at SS. Isidore and Maria. Sandy is the CEO of the small business that she and Craig run together. By all outward appearances, their lives are just like yours and mine: busy and full. Yet the smile belies the struggle that Sandy and her family [...]

By |2020-03-13T20:24:26-04:00February 29th, 2020|Everyday Holiness|0 Comments

It Needs More Salt!

The prophet Isaiah is both concise and profound: “If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech; if you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday.”  These words direct our attention to the sacredness of human life and human dignity.  Without mincing any words, Isaiah sees no compromise when it comes to our relationship with the hungry, homeless, naked and the afflicted.  Jesus insisted on the centrality of these relationships, and directly stated that what [...]

By |2020-03-12T22:57:28-04:00February 7th, 2020|Fr. Mark's Reflections|0 Comments