Pastor’s Desk 4.5.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Hello my People of God, Today is Palm Sunday and I am blessing palms and I will keep them here for you until you can finally receive them. Holy Week this year is going to be very different from any we have known up to now, and we will all feel

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Pastor’s Desk 3.29.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Spring Cleaning March 19th was the first day of spring, although with all the rain and cold weather, and being ‘confined to quarters’ you may not have noticed. Traditionally, spring is a time to throw open the windows and clean out all we have stored and accumulated over these many cold

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Pastor’s Desk 3.22.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Here we are, half-way through Lent 2020. And what a Lent it has been. If you are like most of us – you’ve already struggled with your Lenten Resolutions – perhaps you‘ve even flat out failed and fallen. Do not be discouraged – Christ Himself fell 3 times on His way

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Pastoral Letter – March 18, 2020

My Dear People of God, By now you have all heard the pronouncement from our bishop; “I have determined that it is both prudent and necessary to cancel all Church related Masses and services until the threat of further infection with the Corona Virus is ended. This means that all weekend and weekday Masses are

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Pastor’s Desk 3.15.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Taking a ‘Guilt Trip’ this Lent? Have you ever seen the T-Shirts that say “I survived Catholic Guilt’? There is some humor in that, but, in actuality – Guilt is good. Well, in proper proportion anyway. Therein lies the rub. Like so many other things that CAN be good – we

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Pastor’s Desk 3.8.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Things to do during Lent: We are all asked to embrace the practices of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving during Lent. Fasting: The directives for fasting were posted in the bulletin a few weeks ago and I do encourage each of you to add a “small fast‟ of something each day. It

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Pastor’s Desk 3.1.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk “Where have all the Flowers gone?” You’ve heard me say that Lent was not my favorite time of the year. I am, by nature, a jovial person. I love to laugh and smile, to joke and jest. So, as a lad in the 1950’s these did not go well with the

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Pastor’s Desk 2.23.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent – the time we change our lives for the better in preparation for the Most Holy of days – Easter. This raises a yearly question for each of us. What should I give up for Lent? Or, perhaps,

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Pastor’s Desk 2.16.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk A.M.A. As you know I was a Military Chaplain for many years lived in a world of acronyms. I returned to the Diocese to parish Ministry in 2003. Until then the acronym ‘A.M.A.’ meant one of four things to me: American Medical Association, American Motorcyclist Association, American Music Awards or ‘Against

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Pastor’s Desk 2.9.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Who Are We? This Sunday Jesus begins to instruct the disciples about how to be his followers. In the Gospels of previous Sundays we have been following the story of his early career. He went to be baptized. Then, when he heard that John the Baptist had been murdered, he moved

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