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Pastor’s Desk 2.13.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Four Beatitudes and the Four Woes. Huh? Well, we are most familiar with the Eight Beatitudes that we hear in the Gospel of Matthew. But today we have Luke’s version.Why the difference? Read on. When spoken from the mountaintop in Matthew’s Gospel, we can’t miss the impression that Jesus is speaking with the authority and voice of…

Pastor’s Desk 2.6.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk To Raise the World The First Reading is about the call of Isaiah: “Whom shall I send?” The next two readings are about the apostles, those who were sent by Jesus to carry his message and carry on his work. Who are Jesus’ apostles in our world? Whom will God send today? When God wants to send a…

Pastor’s Desk 1.30.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk … A reflection on todays Scripture readings How many weddings have you attended in your life? And how many times have you heard, “Love is patient, love is kind . . . it is not rude”? It’s an all-time favorite. Yet, to make those wonderful words come true for the newlyweds, they need to take special note of…

Pastor’s Desk 1.23.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk Here is The Golden Rule as it is written in eight religions: Baha’i: Blessed are those who prefer others before themselves.Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.Christianity: In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.Islam: No one is a believer…

Pastor’s Desk 1.16.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Junior. To some of us reading this, these names bring back memories of personal experiences during the turbulent times of the sixties and seventies; the start of the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Worker Houses and the beginning of the changes that are still in process today to make this…

Pastor’s Desk 1.9.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Baptism of the Lord And a voice came from the heavens,“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Jesus has just been baptized by John. There’s a crowd. Many of them have also just been baptized. Jesus feels the enormity of the occasion. Then, suddenly, something happens to change everything. The heavens open and…

Pastor’s Desk 1.2.22

……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 you to think of the three…

Pastor’s Desk 12.26.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk We are on the verge of another year. Hard to believe that Saturday will be 2022! It also means that we have another Holy Day to celebrate! A very special feast day. Saturday was Christmas, today is the feast of The Holy Family. This coming Saturday, we celebrate: ‘Mary, The Holy Mother Of God’ – the most ancient…

Pastor’s Desk 12.19.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Christmas 2021 Dearest Friends, With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. During this Advent Season, it has been my prayer that each of you would find opportunities to reflect on your own faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus and His Church. I hope the ‘Little…

Pastor’s Desk 12.12.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Gaudete Sunday Happy Gaudete Sunday! Gaudete Sunday happens every year on the third Sunday of Advent. Back in the 1900’s—when many of us were born— up until the early 1960’s, the words were in Latin:“Gaudete, iterum dico vobis, ‘Gaudete.’” Which means; “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice!” And so, this Sunday is still called “Gaudete…