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Pastor’s Desk 9.26.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk St. Francis and the Blessing of AnimalsSaturday, October 2nd at 11:00 am in our plaza. As many of you already know, years ago, many Franciscan priests and brothers served in our Diocese. At one time they covered all of Lake County. And, as some of you also know, I, too, have a Franciscan background. There is still evidence…

Pastor’s Desk 9.19.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Focus of Our Love “‘What were you arguing about on the way?’ But they remained silent.” In the silence that follows the simple question of Jesus, we cringe along with the disciples, almost intuiting the truth which comes then to explicit expression: “They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest.” Not having…

Pastor’s Desk 9.12.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Hello Friends, What a year it’s been With the pandemic, the smoke, the possibility of another fire, social distancing, vaccine or no vaccine, sheltering in place and having to wear these darn masks – we cannot help but focus on just surviving today.But, today, 9/11/21 is also a commemoration of the most infamous 9/11/01. The day, 20 years…

Pastor’s Desk 9.5.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Next Saturday will mark the twentieth year since the September 11 (“9-11”) terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City. Most of us can recall exactly where we were when we first heard of the attacks. But the details fade. While the starkness of that day and memories of the weeks that followed have grown dimmer,…

Pastor’s Desk 8.29.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk History is not the past: it is the present looking at the past. By placing the Pharisees before our eyes in so many readings the Liturgy today is clearly calling us to see ourselves in them. Like them, we know that it is much easier to deal with outer, visible things than with the inner world of attitudes:…

Pastor’s Desk 8.22.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Since I always address this topic when it appears, and I am not with you now ‘in-person’ I will do so in writing. I want to get rid of the large elephant in the room. It entered during the 2nd reading for today’s Mass. From Ephesians 5:22 “Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.”…

Pastor’s Desk 8.15.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Assumption of The BlessedVirgin Mary; Sunday, August 15 “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb ” – Luke 1:42 The feasts of Mary may be puzzling to the casual observer. And some are surprised at the brevity of the dogma of this specific feast in its entirety: “We pronounce, declare and…

Pastor’s Desk 8.8.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Appreciating What We Have We all know people that are complainers. I know someone that if I said “I ‘d like to give you a hundred dollars” and handed her a Benjamin – she’d frown and say “Don’t you have 2 fifty’s ???” Well, we all do our fair share of complaining, and sometimes with good reason. We…

Pastor’s Desk 8.1.21

……from your Pastor’s Desk Hello friends. Here is something I found on the ‘net’ by Donagh O’Shea.I offer it because it addresses a most contemporary issue… Fr. Ron In my childhood an elderly farmer, renowned for early rising, used to sit in the village church while waiting for the creamery to open. No doubt he used to pray a bit, but he…