Pastor’s Desk 11.29.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Setting the Stage for Our Advent Journey Today is the first day of the new Church year. It is also the first day of Advent. Advent is the 4 week period before Christmas when the Church celebrates the first coming of Christ and anticipates His second coming. “One of the best

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Pastor’s Desk 11.22.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk As I reflected on the story of the ten lepers Jesus healed [The Gospel for Thanksgiving Day Mass], I found myself thinking about the many times I didn’t turn around to say thank you to a friend, my parents, and God for all the graces and mercies I have received and

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Pastor’s Desk 11.15.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Not About Money Many preachers will use today’s Gospel to talk about money. Specifically tithing or increasing your weekly contribution to the parish. Some will give guidelines, percentages and even exact amounts. I’ve never done that. In fact, several of you have commented that I rarely, if ever, even mention money.

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Pastor’s Desk 11.8.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Veteran’s Day – 2020 Veteran’s day is actually this Wednesday, November 11th. But for continuity purposes, this writing says ‘Today’.Also – we will have an outdoor mass this Wednesday at 10:30 in their honor. Today is not Memorial day – Not a day to pray for those who died under arms.

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Saturday Mass Time Change

……from your Pastor’s Desk Saturday Mass Time Change As of November 7th, will start at 2pm The times have changed [boy have they ever] and as you know it gets a bit darker earlier each day. And since we are forced to have Holy Mass outside, [or not at all] this causes an immediate problem.

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Pastor’s Desk 11.1.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk YOUR VOTE COUNTS This will be the 14th Presidential election in which I am eligible to vote. I also believe it is the most crucial. I must admit that I did not vote in all of them in my early years. A few I thought, oh well, what does one vote

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Pastor’s Desk 10.25.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Halloween – Secular or Sacred? October 31st is Halloween. Many people, especially Christians, dismiss Halloween for what it has become. Fact is though; we are the ones who invented it, or rather, in ancient days ‘converted it’ as we did many other pagan festivals. Halloween is an ancient festival with roots

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Pastor’s Desk 10.18.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Here is Father David Shaw’s obituary from the Diocese of Santa Rosa: On a personal note. I have known Fr. Dave since the 1980’s. He was one of the first priests to befriend me and we stayed as such over the years. He was both a confidant and, in a way,

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Pastor’s Desk 10.11.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk As I write this, it is October 8th 2020.Do you know exactly where you were on October 8th 2017?Yes. You do. We all do.Around 9:43 pm, the Tubbs Fire started.It was a Sunday.We all remember the panic and confusion.People hearing reports, substantiated or not, of how fast the fire was spreading.And

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Update on Oct 3-4 Masses, Events

Hello friends, After consulting with parish leadership and several medical professionals – we all agree that due to the extremely poor air quality because of the smoke – THAT ALL MASSES as well as the BLESSING OF ANIMALS will be cancelled this weekend. This is for health reasons for all concerned. I am recording a

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