Pastor’s Desk 8.18.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk Children are our future, and the present too! How quickly the summer has gone by and schools are now back in session. You might have noticed in a recent bulletin that Religious Education classes are set to begin the week of September 15th. And, if you look on the next page

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Is the Holy Spirit calling you?

We are looking for a few aides, catechists, and substitutes for faithformation classes this year. Join our awesome group of Catechists andAides in walking beside our parish children in faith. Please take sometime in prayer to consider your part in the Faith Formation of our parish. We will be offering classes on Sunday morning 9-10

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Pastor’s Desk 8.11.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much….” When Jesus says these words about us, two questions immediately arise. First, what has Jesus entrusted us with? Second, what therefore will be required of us? Each of us, naturally, has been given the gift of life. In our day and

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Senior Transportation

CATHOLIC CHARITIES SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Catholic Charites Senior Transportation Program is a FREE service for senior 60+ living in Santa Rosa. Our dedicated and trained volunteer drivers take seniors to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other similar errands. Medical appointments are given priority. Our program operates Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. To schedule

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Pastor’s Desk 7.21.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk DON’T BE ANXIOUS In the prayers we used to use for Mass until a few years back – we prayed each day that we would be “Protected from all Anxiety”. Quite a task. Truly a request only God could answer. Much more than ‘Don’t Worry – Be Happy’ [I must admit

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Pastor’s Desk 7.14.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk It is hard to believe that tomorrow, July, 14th, will start my sixth year ‘on-site’ here at Holy Spirit Parish. Doesn’t seem that long, yet many positive things have happened these four years. Even so, I’ve made some mistakes along the way, ruffled a few feathers and had to address some

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Pastor’s Desk 7.07.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk Rose Again Q. Hey Father; One line in the Apostles’ Creed says, “On the third day He rose again.” Grammatically speaking, for Jesus to have “rose AGAIN” implies that there was a previous rising from the dead for him — which the Scriptures do not indicate, nor do we teach. Would

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Pastor’s Desk 6.23.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Eucharist and SCUBA People have commented that when I raise the Host after Consecration – I hold it up longer than most priests.  Well, if I do, I am not doing it for dramatic effect! When I hold up the Eucharist after the Consecration, you and I spend a moment

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Pastor’s Desk 6.16.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk Beyond Human Reasoning The Holy Trinity, today’s feast, is quite beyond human reasoning. “Two is company, three is a crowd” is a popular expression, but the New Testament would have it otherwise.There, the figure three symbolizes completeness and perfect symmetry. The figure three appears at all the key moments of the

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Video Study for Adults

You are invited to join us Tuesday evenings at 7PM in the Holy Family Room to watch videos from workshops at LA Religious Education Congress 2019.This week (6/18) we will view Ronald Rolheiser a” Speaking Prophetically for Justice – Principles for Christian Prophecy.”Questions? Contact Megan O’Neill at m.oneill-hsc@outlook.com or call the Faith Formation Office for

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