Pastor’s Desk 2.28.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Transfiguration This week we have the wonderful gospel of the Transfiguration of Jesus. For one brief moment, his disciples are allowed to see what lies ahead for all who follow his way. We begin our own ‘transfiguration’ while still on earth, not so much achieving ‘glorified body’, but transforming our heart,

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Pastor’s Desk 2.21.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Realigning Our Priorities All of us have, at one time or another, named certain things as our “priorities”. From time to time, when we become aware of our not doing something that is really important, we say, “I have to make that a priority.” Lent is an important time to do

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Pastor’s Desk 2.14.21

STAFF NOTE: Please also see the end of the bulletin for two documents: “2021 Lenten Regulations for the Diocese of Santa Rosa” and “2021 Lent Calendar”. ……from your Pastor’s Desk Wow, how fast this year is going! This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent 2,021. Speaking of which, we will have 2

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Pastor’s Desk 2.7.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Reflection on the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time My life is like the wind; I shall not see happiness again.Book of Job He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.Psalm 147closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key ‘TEST’closeERROR: The IP key

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Pastor’s Desk 1.31.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk The One and the Many In the Gospel Reading, Jesus heals a man who was possessed. But notice that when the demon-possessed man first talks to Jesus, he uses the first-person plural pronoun to refer to himself. He says, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you

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Pastor’s Desk 1.24.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of AmericaMost Reverend José H. GomezArchbishop of Los Angeles,President, United States Conference of Catholic BishopsJanuary 20, 2021 My prayers are with our new President and his family today. I am praying that God grant him

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Pastor’s Desk 1.17.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Martin Luther King Jr. Day John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr.. To some reading this, these names bring back memories of personal experiences during the turbulent times of the sixties and seventies; the start of the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Worker Houses and the beginning of the

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Pastor’s Desk 1.10.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Baptism of the Lord And a voice came from the heavens,“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key ‘TEST’closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access

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Pastor’s Desk 1.3.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Three Magi, Three Gifts for the Child-King If I asked you to think of the three worst things you ever did in your life, even if you didn‘t want to admit them, you could probably come up with them pretty quickly, certainly one of them, instantly. Now, if I asked you

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Pastor’s Desk 12.27.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Christmas Letter 2020 Dearest Friends, With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. As were this past Lent and Easter, this Advent Season has been like no other. Most of our Advent customs and even a ‘Penitential’ service have been

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