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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Pastor’s Desk 12.31.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: We are on the verge of another year. Hard to believe that tomorrow will be 2018! It also means that we have another Holy Day to celebrate – Tomorrow! A very special feast day. Last Monday was Christmas, today is the feast of The Holy Family. Tomorrow we celebrate; ‘Mary, The

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Pastor’s Desk 12.24.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk:  In a conversation last week at dinner, one man said that with all the commercialization of the day, we are losing the real meaning of Christmas. He asked me if I agreed. I responded by asking the table guests to each say what their particular version of the ‘Real’ meaning of Christmas was. As you might

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Pastor’s Desk 12.17.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Advent 2017-the shortest one in recorded history. Barely 23 days long. It is hard to believe that Christmas is NEXT WEEK! Wow! This means we are in the final days of Advent. And so our focus is-Getting to the Manger. So often the final days before Christmas becomes a blur of activity. Hopefully this year, we have

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Pastor’s Desk 12.10.17

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: A Sign of Hope… It has been two months since that fateful night in October. As of this writing, to my knowledge, our Parish suffered no loss of human life. But for those who lost animals, houses, businesses, vehicles, places of employment; the suffering continues. In some cases suffering has even increased as

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Pastor’s Desk 12.02.17

…..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 11.26.17

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: This Feast Day is enhanced by asking; and answering a few questions: Who is Jesus? What does He mean in your life? We call Him Messiah or Christ. Do those words mean anything to you personally? We call Him Savior, Redeemer and Lord. What effect does this

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Free, Free, Free

FREE FREE FREE: I have a pre-Christmas gift for each of you! By popular demand – after each Mass next weekend I will be handing out The Advent Little Blue Books – one for each household. These are similar to the ones I gave you the past three Advents and Lents. I sincerely encourage you to read these brief

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