Pastor’s Desk 7.25.15

“So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.” – John 6:1-15closeJohn 6:1-15 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 6:1 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 And a

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Pastor’s Desk 7.18.15

Sacred Silence……                  How do you prioritize your time?  For those of us in the working world, we have a schedule set for us for a good part of the day.  For those of us raising families—the responsibilities therein and subsequent time allowances are predetermined.  For those of us doing both…YIKES!  Our waking hours are

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Pastor’s Desk 7.11.15

Wow, it’s been a year since I first arrived. Doesn’t seem that long to me, yet many positive, pivotal things have happened in this first year.  Even so, I’ve made some mistakes, ruffled a few feathers, and dealt with some serious parish/personnel issues that needed immediate attention.  In fact as I am writing this –

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Pastor’s Desk 7.4.15

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 who do not have

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Pastor’s Desk 6.28.15

Ordinary Time? This Sunday we celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. The term, Ordinary Time, does not mean unimportant. The word stems from the same root as ordinal (like the ordinal numbers) and refers to the fact that these are the counted (or numbered) Sundays of the year. They fall into the broad category

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Pastor’s Desk 6.21.15

Father’s Day  The word ‘father’ brings up many different emotions and feelings for people. Hopefully for most it is positive, but not everyone has had a good father. Some have never had a father at all. So what does it mean to be a father? Let us look at one of the most famous fathers,

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Pastor’s Desk 6.13.15

Nobody Sunday? For the last 16 Weekends every Sunday has had a title from ‘The First Sunday of Lent’ on February 22nd up until last week’s feast of ‘The Body and Blood of Christ’. So when I first looked at the readings for today – I saw it was just ‘The 11closeERROR: No results were

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…A View – From the Pew…

… A View – From the Pew … Many of you have told me of spiritual quickening’s or illuminations that came to you either at Mass or other times during the week from something you experienced at Mass or other parish activities. Times when you knew God was speaking directly to you.  I thought how

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Pastor’s Desk 6.6.15

…..from your Pastor’s Desk:    The Eucharist and SCUBA People have commented that when I raise the Host after Consecration – I hold it up longer than most priests.  Well, if I do, I am not doing it for dramatic effect! When I hold up the Eucharist after the Consecration, you and I spend a

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Pastor’s Desk 5.31.15

The Holy Trinity   Even the great theologians of the Church never claim to understand the mystery of the Trinity. For us who are not great theologians, it is possible to understand a small bit of this enormous mystery simply by listening to the readings that are given to us. The first reading is from

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