Pastor’s Desk 09.17.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: WECOME BACK! Summer’s over. Everybody’s back from vacation and various summer activities. Our Children and Young Adults Faith Formation/Religious Education classes are all underway. It is a great joy to see families with young children at Mass. And, truth be told, it is also a great joy to see families who have returned

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Pastor’s Desk 09.02.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2017 In 1981 Pope John Paul II wrote Laborem Exercens (On Human Work). In it he affirmed that “The Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work, to condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are

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Pastor’s Desk 08.13.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary; Tuesday, August 15 “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb ” – Luke 1:42closeLuke 1:42 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (ESV) closeLuke 1:42closeLuke

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Pastor’s Desk 08.06.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Many years ago, before there were ‘blogs’ or twitter to follow, I wrote a daily meditation that I would send to various friends, confrere’s and parishioners via good old fashioned Email. I called it ‘MINITATIONS’ since it was a short meditation on various topics. A few days ago when looking for

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Pastor’s Desk 07.30.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Picture the classic movie scene……a man and a woman rushing toward one another across a field, running with arms out stretched to that moment of embrace……totally unaware of anything else around them…..focused only on the face of the other. Nothing else matters to them but one another. Finally they reach each other and leap into

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Pastor’s Desk 07.01.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: INDEPENDENCE DAY How many people this week as they celebrate the 4th of July holiday by grilling their hot dogs, drinking their beer, lighting off their sparklers and fireworks – will stop for even a few moments and bow their head in gratitude? How many will try to think of creative

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Pastor’s Desk 06.18.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk:   Aloha, Miss me? I sure do miss all of you, but I’ll be home in a few days. It has been nice spending time with family, at the beach, on the golf course, having great fresh fish meals, pineapples and papyrus, and, of course, evening walks watching the magnificent sunsets.

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Pastor’s Desk 06.04.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! About 10 years or so ago, we had a very cool conflation of celebrations. Mother’s Day and Pentecost were on the same day. And, as was brought to my attention just before mass that day, a mother and her daughter were both celebrating their birthdays also on that same day! A mother’s birthday has

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Pastor’s Desk 05.21.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk:   The Spirit of Truth In today’s Gospel Jesus is saying goodbye to his disciples. He sees them sad and upset, because soon they won’t have him with them – and who can fill that void? Until now he has been the one who took care of them, defended them from the Scribes and Pharisees, sustained

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Pastor’s Desk 05.14.17 Mother’s Day

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Mothers Day July will mark my third year here. I have prayed, cried, laughed and rejoiced with many of you. I have seen you in great sorrow and great joy. I implored the Lord for what you have asked. What follows here flows from those requests, concerns and often time, tears, as well as

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