Pastor’s Desk 8.1.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Hello friends. Here is something I found on the ‘net’ by Donagh O’Shea.I offer it because it addresses a most contemporary issue… Fr. Ron In my childhood an elderly farmer, renowned for early rising, used to sit in the village church while waiting for the creamery to open. No doubt he

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Pastor’s Desk 7.25.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Table for 5000, please. “So they collected them, and filled 12 wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.” – John 6:1-15 We have heard this Gospel many times. I remember back in Jersey as a little kid thinking about how it

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Pastor’s Desk 7.18.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Sacred Silence… How do you prioritize your time? For those of us in the working world, we have a schedule set for us for a good part of the day. For those of us raising families – the responsibilities therein and subsequent time allowances are predetermined. For those of us doing

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Pastor’s Desk 7.11.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Healing and Reconciliation When people ask a priest to pray for them, or for God’s blessing, it may be so that they may regain peace of mind in coping with an illness or with tensions in the family, but sometimes it’s hoping that some conflict in their lives will be resolved.

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Pastor’s Desk 7.4.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk My first day here [this time around] was July 11, 2014. From my perspective, standing in front of you, I get to see all your faces every week [well, those who aren’t masked!]. In the seven years since my arrival the faces have changed. Some are brand new baby faces, some

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Pastor’s Desk 6.27.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk My Interruptions ARE My Work! Okay, you have a plan to do something and just enough time to get it done. But, when you start you are interrupted in some way. Someone comes along that you were not expecting and detains you or sets you off tract and you don’t get

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Pastor’s Desk 6.20.21

……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 over this last year. Unplanned, of course, but to see them in the courtyard with their little ones

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Pastor’s Desk 6.13.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Nobody Sunday? For the last 16 Weekends every Sunday has had a title from ‘The First Sunday of Lent’ on March 10 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

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Pastor’s Desk 6.6.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Eucharist and SCUBA People have commented that when I raise the Host after Consecration, I hold it up longer than most priests. Well, if I do, I am not doing it for dramatic effect! When I hold up the Eucharist after Consecration, you and I spend a moment in adoration.

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Pastor’s Desk 5.30.21

……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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