Pastor’s Desk 4.26.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk On The Road to…Santa Rosa This is a ‘ Work of Fiction’ inspired by a writing of John Foley SJ.A modern day allegory based loosely on the Road To Emmaus Scripture Story – which is today’s Gospel. So, you and a friend were walking down the street in your neighborhood a

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Pastor’s Desk 4.19.20

……from your Pastor’s 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 addition that cripples us; to doubt ones ideas, one’s principles, one’s work and to doubt much of what we

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Happy Easter from Fr. Ron

Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020Happy Easter from Fr. Ron…. GOSPEL JN 20:1-9On the first day of the week,Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,while it was still dark,and saw the stone removed from the tomb.So she ran and went to Simon Peterand to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told

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Pastor’s Desk 4.12.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk My Dearest People of Holy Spirit Parish, Assuredly, this has been a Lent like no other, just as this has been a Holy Week like no other. We have known and personally partaken in the sufferings of Christ these last 40 days. As the Holy Season of Lent draws to a

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Pastor’s Desk 4.5.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Hello my People of God, Today is Palm Sunday and I am blessing palms and I will keep them here for you until you can finally receive them. Holy Week this year is going to be very different from any we have known up to now, and we will all feel

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Pastor’s Desk 3.29.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Spring Cleaning March 19th was the first day of spring, although with all the rain and cold weather, and being ‘confined to quarters’ you may not have noticed. Traditionally, spring is a time to throw open the windows and clean out all we have stored and accumulated over these many cold

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Pastor’s Desk 3.22.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Here we are, half-way through Lent 2020. And what a Lent it has been. If you are like most of us – you’ve already struggled with your Lenten Resolutions – perhaps you‘ve even flat out failed and fallen. Do not be discouraged – Christ Himself fell 3 times on His way

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Pastoral Letter – March 18, 2020

My Dear People of God, By now you have all heard the pronouncement from our bishop; “I have determined that it is both prudent and necessary to cancel all Church related Masses and services until the threat of further infection with the Corona Virus is ended. This means that all weekend and weekday Masses are

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Pastor’s Desk 3.15.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Taking a ‘Guilt Trip’ this Lent? Have you ever seen the T-Shirts that say “I survived Catholic Guilt’? There is some humor in that, but, in actuality – Guilt is good. Well, in proper proportion anyway. Therein lies the rub. Like so many other things that CAN be good – we

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Pastor’s Desk 3.8.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Things to do during Lent: We are all asked to embrace the practices of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving during Lent. Fasting: The directives for fasting were posted in the bulletin a few weeks ago and I do encourage each of you to add a “small fast‟ of something each day. It

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