Pastor’s Desk 09.11.16

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… September 11th, 2001. 15 years ago today the world changed. We remember the events of 9/11. We know exactly where we were when it happened. We remember the last minutes of those who died as well as the heroic efforts to save the survivors. We remember hearing the replays of the

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Pastor’s Desk 09.04.16

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… Don’t be a Hater! The first words we hear from Jesus in this Sunday’s Gospel passage might startle us. They were spoken by the Lord to convey without the shadow of a doubt a very important message to his followers. The words of Jesus are these: “If any one comes to

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Pastor’s Desk 08.20.16

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: How quickly the summer has gone by and school is now in session. You might have noticed in a recent bulletin that Religious Education classes are set to begin September 11. And, if you look to the right side of this week’s bulletin you will see we need a few more volunteers. But that is

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Pastor’s Desk 08.07.16

…..from your Pastor’s Desk:  When I was a teenager in the 60’s and early 70’s there were two phrases I frequently used; ‘Outta-sight’ and ‘Keep the Faith’. I still use the second one but with a different application. It used to not have a religious connotation at all but now when I say it –

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Pastor’s Desk 07.17.16

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: DON’T BE ANXIOUS In the prayers we used to use for mass until a few years back – we prayed each day that we would be “Protected from all Anxiety”. Quite a task. Truly a request only God could answer. Much more than ‘Don’t Worry – Be Happy” [I must admit

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Pastor’s Desk 07.10.16

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: It is hard to believe that tomorrow, July, 11th, will start my third year here at Holy Spirit Parish. Doesn’t seem that long, yet many positive things have happened these two years. Even so, I’ve made some mistakes along the way, ruffled a few feathers and had to address some serious parish/personnel issues that needed immediate attention.

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Pastor’s Desk 07.03.16

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Independence Day How many people this weekend as they grill their hot dogs, drink their beer, light off their sparklers and fireworks – will stop for even a few moments and bow their head in gratitude? How many will try to think of creative ways to share their abundance with those

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Pastor’s Desk 06.26.16

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: Keep pornography off our screens and out of our homes   This may seem like a controversial subject to read in a parish bulletin (or website), but, it is one of growing concern both by those who succumb to it and those who have family members who so struggle. Last Sunday’s Gospel directed us

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Pastor’s Desk 05.08.16

…..  from your Pastor’s Desk: Parting messages have their own impact. The last words said by someone moving away or even going away for a long time hold special places in our hearts. I remember the deployments I went on in my 16 years of military service and how touching were those words between husband

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Pastor’s Desk 05.01.16

…..  from your Pastor’s Desk: May – A Time of Grace The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary. This year half the month falls within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute

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