Pastor’s Desk 5.31.20

……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 on that same day!

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Pastor’s Desk 5.24.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Ascension Day Parting messages have their own impact. The last words said by someone moving away or even going away for a long time hold a special place in our hearts. I remember the many deployments I went on in my years of military service and how touching were those words

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Pastor’s Desk 5.17.20

……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

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Pastor’s Desk 5.10.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Mother’s Day July will mark my sixth 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,

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Pastor’s Desk 5.3.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Hello Friends, PART I I cannot thank you enough for your generosity in your financial support of your parish. Not a day goes by without us finding your donations in the mail or dropped in the slot by the office. Every little bit helps and I know we are all getting

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Pastor’s Desk 4.26.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk On The Road to…Santa Rosa This is a ‘ Work of Fiction’ inspired by a writing of John Foley SJ.A modern day allegory based loosely on the Road To Emmaus Scripture Story – which is today’s Gospel. So, you and a friend were walking down the street in your neighborhood a

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Pastor’s Desk 4.19.20

……from your Pastor’s 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 addition that cripples us; to doubt ones ideas, one’s principles, one’s work and to doubt much of what we

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Happy Easter from Fr. Ron

Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020Happy Easter from Fr. Ron…. GOSPEL JN 20:1-9On the first day of the week,Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,while it was still dark,and saw the stone removed from the tomb.So she ran and went to Simon Peterand to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told

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Pastor’s Desk 4.12.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk My Dearest People of Holy Spirit Parish, Assuredly, this has been a Lent like no other, just as this has been a Holy Week like no other. We have known and personally partaken in the sufferings of Christ these last 40 days. As the Holy Season of Lent draws to a

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Pastor’s Desk 4.5.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Hello my People of God, Today is Palm Sunday and I am blessing palms and I will keep them here for you until you can finally receive them. Holy Week this year is going to be very different from any we have known up to now, and we will all feel

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