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Pastor’s Desk 9.19.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Focus of Our Love “‘What were you arguing about on the way?’ But they remained silent.” In the silence that follows the simple question of Jesus, we cringe along with the disciples, almost intuiting the truth which comes then to explicit expression: “They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest.” Not having…

Pastor’s Desk 9.12.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Hello Friends, What a year it’s been With the pandemic, the smoke, the possibility of another fire, social distancing, vaccine or no vaccine, sheltering in place and having to wear these darn masks – we cannot help but focus on just surviving today.But, today, 9/11/21 is also a commemoration of the most infamous 9/11/01. The day, 20 years…

Pastor’s Desk 9.5.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Next Saturday will mark the twentieth year since the September 11 (“9-11”) terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City. Most of us can recall exactly where we were when we first heard of the attacks. But the details fade. While the starkness of that day and memories of the weeks that followed have grown dimmer,…

Pastor’s Desk 8.29.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk History is not the past: it is the present looking at the past. By placing the Pharisees before our eyes in so many readings the Liturgy today is clearly calling us to see ourselves in them. Like them, we know that it is much easier to deal with outer, visible things than with the inner world of attitudes:…

Pastor’s Desk 8.22.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Since I always address this topic when it appears, and I am not with you now ‘in-person’ I will do so in writing. I want to get rid of the large elephant in the room. It entered during the 2nd reading for today’s Mass. From Ephesians 5:22 “Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.”…