Pastor’s Desk – Holy Week

…..from the Pastor’s Desk: This week we begin a time so sacred to us Catholics that it is called ‘Holy Week.’ It is true that as far as individual celebrations go, Christmas seems to overshadow Easter, but Holy Week is more than just Easter Sunday. Our Mass today makes a diametrical shift from the celebration

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Pastor’s Desk 03.18.18

…..from the Pastor’s Desk: Here Is A ‘Truism’ Every life worth living, every great work, has a price that has to be paid. And whatever that price is, it always involves letting go of something we value. The child, in a sense, has to let go childhood to become an adult. The single have to let

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Pastor’s Desk 03.11.18

…..from the Pastor’s Desk: “Bless me Father for I have sinned”. When was the last time you said those words? This week you will have an excellent opportunity to do just that. This Thursday evening [March 15th] starting at 630pm we will have our “Lenten Confessions”. Three priests will be available. One speaks both English and

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Pastor’s Desk 02.25.18

…..from the 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 to 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 02.18.18

…..from the 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 02.11.18

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: This Wednesday we have a fascinating conflation of days. Wednesday is both Valentine’s Day, a special day of special recognition of our loved one[s] and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent – the time we change our lives for the better in preparation for the Most Holy of days – Easter Sunday.

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Pastor’s Desk 02.4.18

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: 2018 Lenten Regulations  As I re-read these regulations– I see a lot of reminders of the rules…let us not forget why we follow them. Let our motivations be pure. It’s not sufficient to know the rules, let us to live them — understanding the spirit in which these rules were fashioned.

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Pastor’s Desk 01.21.18

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Don’t be silly? Overheard at a restaurant recently: He said; “Do you go to church?” To which she replied; “Who goes to church anymore, that’s silly?” The funny thing, or in this case, the ‘silly’ thing is that she was more correct than she knew or intended. The English word “silly” has a blessed history. It actually

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Pastor’s Desk 01.14.18

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Called By Name We now begin what the Church calls “Ordinary Time.” Christmas season is over, and we begin to see Jesus at work. We begin with a significant story, found in the First Reading for Sunday. A young man named Samuel is sleeping in the temple, as he was allowed to do. He wakes up

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Pastor’s Desk 01.07.18

…..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 come up with them pretty quickly – certainly one of them – instantly. Now – If I asked

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