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Pastor’s Desk 4.24.22

from your Pastors Desk “Thinking Thomas” – No Doubt. There is something to be said for doubt at times. It is a good thing to be able to doubt oneself, provided it doesn’t become an addiction that cripples us; to doubt one’s ideas, one’s principles, one’s work…. And to doubt much of what we hear. Although religion can provide emotionally unstable people…

Pastor’s Desk 4.17.22

from the Pastors Desk HAPPY EASTER! A Happy Thought on a Happy Feast Have you ever considered that this is the only time when people, even strangers, give a spiritually based greeting? Merry Christmas is often replaced by ‘Happy Holiday’s’ and ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ has become a secular salutation; but so far ‘Happy Easter’ stands firm in its acknowledgement of what we commemorate.…

Pastor’s Desk 4.10.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk HOLY WEEK 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. Today’s Liturgy makes a diametrical shift from the celebration of our Lord’s triumphal entry into…

Pastor’s Desk 4.3.22

……from your 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 Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30 pm we will have our ’Lenten Confessions’. Three priests will be available. Each confession ‘station’ will have the option of kneeling behind a screen for…

Pastor’s Desk 3.27.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!! As of this writing [March 23rd, we have already raised over $22,000 dollars for the Ukraine people. Yes, I said, $22,000 !!! I believe a few more checks will be coming in, and if so, we will compile the amount and send it ASAP. WOW! You are the best! Woof! Have…

Pastor’s Desk 3.20.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk Spring Cleaning Today, Sunday, March 20th, is the first day of spring. Perhaps it is time we all did a little ‘Spring Cleaning.’ So many of us have accumulated much more than we need. It bursts from our closets, overflows onto our shelves and clutters our lives to the point we even rent storage areas. Lent might be…

Pastor’s Desk 3.13.22

……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, our spirit, our soul into the Lord’s.…

Pastor’s Desk 3.6.22

Hello Friends, It was suggested to me that instead of this week’s usual ‘Pastor’s Desk’ it would be timely to put in this prayer. I agreed. Now more than ever. Fr. Ron Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace Lord God of peace, hear our prayer, We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own…

Pastor’s Desk 2.27.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk “Where have all the Flowers gone?” You’ve heard me say that Lent was not my favorite time of the year. I am, by nature, a jovial person. I love to laugh and smile, to joke and jest. So, as a lad in the 1950’s these did not go well with the Season as it was then observed. Through…

Pastor’s Desk 2.20.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk How to Love I don’t know if you have ever read Richard Carlson’s 1997 book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff (and it’s all small stuff). It offers advice and examples as to how we can live a loving and a (more) peaceful life. One of my favorite chapters gives a way to use patience rather than being upset…