Pastor’s Desk 10.4.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: This Sunday the readings invite us to consider marriage and the relationship between a man and a woman in marriage. Just a few years back that would not be even considered remotely controversial. Today, such a topic has so many challenges because; let’s face it, modern culture has changed the perception

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Pastor’s Desk 9.13.15

…..from the Pastor’s Desk:  Part-time Christian? Since Pope Francis became Pope in 2013, many people have been following him on Twitter and regularly read his sermons. He really challenges us to become a better people and not to be part-time Christians, by encouraging us to put our faith into action. Today’s second reading from the

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Pastor’s Desk 8.01.15

… a View from the ‘Pew’… (Observations and Comments from fellow parishioners) Dear Parents, guardians and family members!   How quickly the summer has gone by and school is just around the corner.  You might have noticed in a recent bulletin that Religious Education classes for 1-6th grade are set to Mid- September. As both a

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Pastor’s Desk 7.25.15

“So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.” – John 6:1-15closeJohn 6:1-15 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 6:1 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 And a

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Pastor’s Desk 7.18.15

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 both…YIKES!  Our waking hours are

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Pastor’s Desk 7.11.15

Wow, it’s been a year since I first arrived. Doesn’t seem that long to me, yet many positive, pivotal things have happened in this first year.  Even so, I’ve made some mistakes, ruffled a few feathers, and dealt with some serious parish/personnel issues that needed immediate attention.  In fact as I am writing this –

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Pastor’s Desk 7.4.15

Independence Day How many people this weekend as they grill their hot dogs, drink their beer, light off their sparklers and fireworks – will stop for even a few moments and bow their head in gratitude? How many will try to think of creative ways to share their abundance with those who do not have

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Pastor’s Desk 6.28.15

Ordinary Time? This Sunday we celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The term, Ordinary Time, does not mean unimportant. The word stems from the same root as ordinal (like the ordinal numbers) and refers to the fact that these are the counted (or numbered) Sundays of the year. They fall into the broad category

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Pastor’s Desk 6.21.15

Father’s Day  The word ‘father’ brings up many different emotions and feelings for people. Hopefully for most it is positive, but not everyone has had a good father. Some have never had a father at all. So what does it mean to be a father? Let us look at one of the most famous fathers,

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Pastor’s Desk 6.13.15

Nobody Sunday? For the last 16 Weekends every Sunday has had a title from ‘The First Sunday of Lent’ on February 22nd 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 11closeERROR: No results were

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