Pastor’s Desk 8.2.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Most of our music here is what some call ‘Contemporary’, even though some of our ‘favorites’ go back around 50 years. Back then a group of Jesuit seminarians attending St. Louis University got together and formed a group to compose and play modern ‘Liturgical’ music. So – long story short –

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Pastor’s Desk 7.26.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Something a little different this week. I’ve had many conversations these last few months with many of you about your faith experiences during the ‘Shelter in Place’ and with all the restrictions regarding attending public services. I had just such a conversation with someone last week when I asked; “Can you

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Pastor’s Desk 7.19.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk We are a story telling people and we come from a story telling faith, and we get it from the Man Himself. We know that Jesus was the Master story-teller, and He often used a form called a “parable,” in which a truth is compared to something very familiar. Last Sunday

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Public Masses Canceled Through August 2nd

My Dear People of God, Well, here we go again. Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, as of today [July 13th], by order of the Governor and County officials, places of worship [along with many others] are closed through August 2nd. What this means for us is no more weekend or

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Pastor’s Desk 7.12.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Start up your time-machines or jump into your DeLorean – because we are going ‘Back To The Future’. Here is an excerpt from our Parish bulletin dated July 13, 2014. Which was, coincidentally, the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A – just like this weekend. And which, coincidently, was the

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Pastor’s Desk 7.5.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart;and you will find rest for yourselves.For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” Today’s gospel should give us comfort when

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Pastor’s Desk 6.28.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Love of the Lord In the Gospel Reading, Jesus seems to recommend an inhuman attitude: you are not to love your mother or father or your child more than Jesus. In fact, you are not to love your own life more than Jesus. If you do, you will lose what

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Pastor’s Desk 6.21.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk HAPPY FATHER’S DAY I am constantly amazed at how God can bring good out of bad. Case in point, I can’t tell you how many fathers got to spend time with their children these last few months. Unplanned, of course, but to see them in the courtyard with their little ones

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Pastor’s Desk 6.14.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk NOT SET IN STONE – Mass Time on Saturday Moving the Saturday night Mass from 5pm to 7pm is on a trial basis. It is not the ‘11th Commandment’. A number of you have signed up for it already and I am aware that some are not pleased about it as

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Pastor’s Desk 6.7.20

……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

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