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Pastor’s Desk 5.22.22

……from your Pastors Desk In today’s Gospel, Jesus says to His disciples: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” We’re so used to those words we may forget how beautiful they are. It’s Jesus at the Last Supper talking to His disciples. And what…

Pastor’s Desk 5.15.22

……from your Pastors Desk “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” A theme of today’s Mass is Love – a subject that is so easy to write badly about, so hard to write well about. There exists a tendency in all of us to place love (and all…

Pastor’s Desk 5.8.22

from your Pastors Desk Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice;I know them, and they follow me.I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.No one can take them out of my hand.My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand.The Father and I are one.” Do…

Pastor’s Desk 5.1.22

from your Pastors Desk Do You Love Me? Jesus asks Peter a question in Sunday’s Gospel. How would you feel if he asked the same question of you? The former disciples were milling around on the shore of the Sea of Tiberius. (John 21:15) Jesus had appeared to them twice before, but they did not yet understand. They had not yet received…

Pastor’s Desk 4.24.22

from your Pastors Desk “Thinking Thomas” – No Doubt. There is something to be said for doubt at times. It is a good thing to be able to doubt oneself, provided it doesn’t become an addiction that cripples us; to doubt one’s ideas, one’s principles, one’s work…. And to doubt much of what we hear. Although religion can provide emotionally unstable people…

Pastor’s Desk 4.17.22

from the Pastors Desk HAPPY EASTER! A Happy Thought on a Happy Feast Have you ever considered that this is the only time when people, even strangers, give a spiritually based greeting? Merry Christmas is often replaced by ‘Happy Holiday’s’ and ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ has become a secular salutation; but so far ‘Happy Easter’ stands firm in its acknowledgement of what we commemorate.…

Pastor’s Desk 4.10.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk HOLY WEEK This week we begin a time so sacred to us Catholics that it is called ‘Holy Week.’ It is true that as far as individual celebrations go, Christmas seems to overshadow Easter, but Holy Week is more than just Easter Sunday. Today’s Liturgy makes a diametrical shift from the celebration of our Lord’s triumphal entry into…

Pastor’s Desk 4.3.22

……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 Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30 pm we will have our ’Lenten Confessions’. Three priests will be available. Each confession ‘station’ will have the option of kneeling behind a screen for…

Pastor’s Desk 3.27.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!! As of this writing [March 23rd, we have already raised over $22,000 dollars for the Ukraine people. Yes, I said, $22,000 !!! I believe a few more checks will be coming in, and if so, we will compile the amount and send it ASAP. WOW! You are the best! Woof! Have…

Pastor’s Desk 3.20.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk Spring Cleaning Today, Sunday, March 20th, is the first day of spring. Perhaps it is time we all did a little ‘Spring Cleaning.’ So many of us have accumulated much more than we need. It bursts from our closets, overflows onto our shelves and clutters our lives to the point we even rent storage areas. Lent might be…