Fr. Dennis Gallagher, A.A.

Some Thoughts on Piety

The following is Fr. Dennis’ Sunday homily for the Memorial of Sts. Anne & Joachim, given at the closing novena Mass at St. Anne Shrine in Fiskdale, MA, this past Sunday. The Assumptionists have ministered at the shrine and parish since 1955. In my encounters with students over the years… Read More »Some Thoughts on Piety

Word Deflation

A while back, one of the priests here during the penitential rite at the beginning of Mass would ask forgiveness for our “limitations.” I don’t wish to personalize my reaction to this – this priest was not a native English speaker – but the substitution of limitations for sin is… Read More »Word Deflation

Hair, hair

A few years back I decided to make life easier for my lady barbers in Worcester by having the last vestiges of hair removed from the top of my head. I was taking my cue from my prematurely bald nephew, Tim, who sang the praises of the look and feel of… Read More »Hair, hair

Cam and Ollie

In the past month, two Assumptionist brothers passed on from this life – Fr. Camillus Thibault and Fr. Oliver Blanchette. Here, Fr. Dennis reflects on the joy and zeal they brought to our lives and their ministries. Their exchanges across the table at Old English Road were often feisty and… Read More »Cam and Ollie