Pastor’s Desk 11.22.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: We celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. It‘s a favorite holiday as family and friends gather to eat turkey and pumpkin pie, and maybe watch some football. Inevitably on that day someone will ask, ―So – what are you thankful for? And the usual will be offered; Family, health, friends, parish, faith, job,

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Pastor’s Desk 11.15.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Sunday Evening Mass? After being a Pastor in five different parishes one thing I have certainly learned is to NOT change Mass times unless it is absolutely necessary. So – first off – even though there is talk about moving the Sunday Masses back to 8 and 10:30 – that is

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Pastor’s Desk 10.18.15

NEWS and Notes from the Pastor’s Desk -Children’s Place:  Although we have been using it many times already, it is far from finished. I am still researching getting the right play set for our needs.  It is a lot more complicated than I had ever imagined. I hope to order one this week. We are also

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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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