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 6.29.19

Nobody Sunday? For the last 16 Weekends every Sunday has had a title from ‘The First Sunday of Lent’ on February 22nd up until last week’s feast of ‘The Body and Blood of Christ’. So when I first looked at the readings for today – I saw it was just ‘The 13closeERROR: The IP key

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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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Faith Formation Update 4.7.19

Faith Formation Grades 1-6 We are on our last two weeks of classes! Please make sure your child takes their books home on May 5th and 8th. Our final gathering for both Wednesday and Sunday classes will be a “ Growing in the Spirit; A Family Celebration” May 19th from 9 -10 AM. There will

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Pastor’s Desk 4.7.19

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: “Spring Cleaning” March 20th was the first day of spring, although with all the rain and cold weather, 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 and wet months. We easily

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Pastor’s Desk 3.31.19

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: “Bless me Father for I have sinned” When was the last time you said those words? This week you will have an excellent opportunity to do just that. This Thursday evening [April 4th] starting at 7pm we will have our ’Lenten Confessions”. Three priests will be available. Each confession ‘station’ will

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Pastor’s Desk 3.24.19

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: MID-WAY   No, not the WWII battle or the Aircraft Carrier. You are mid-way through Lent. How is it going? Have you been able to maintain your Lenten resolutions? I find myself doing a series of ‘re-starts’. I think God is okay with that. We do the best we can. But

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Pastor’s Desk 3.16.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk Transfiguration This week we have the wonderful gospel of the Transfiguration of Jesus. For one brief  moment, his disciples are allowed to see what lies ahead for all that follow his way. We begin our own ‘transfiguration’ while still on earth, not so much achieving ‘glorified body’, but transforming our heart,

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Pastor’s Desk 3.9.19

……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 Season as

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Pastor’s Desk 3.2.19

…..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, what

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