Pastor’s Desk 04.24.16

..from Your Pastor’s Desk “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” A theme of today’s Mass is Love – a subject that is so easy to write badly about, so hard to write well about. There exists a tendency in all

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Pastor’s Desk 4.10.16

…..from your Pastors Desk The Year of Mercy I have been asked to give a bit more guidance on how we can ‘live-out’ Mercy in our daily lives in today’s world. Well, what is old is new again. In this Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis we ought to be thinking about some of

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Pastor’s Desk 4.3.16

…..from your Pastors Desk His Mercy Endures Since the early years of his priesthood, Saint John Paul II had a deep devotion to the Divine Mercy. In the year 2000 he officially established the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. On that same date he canonized a humble polish nun named Faustina Kowalska. St. Faustina received revelations from Jesus that became the basis for

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Pastor’s Desk 3.27.16

Last Sunday was the first day of spring. Perhaps it is time we all did a little ‘Spring Cleaning.’ So many of us have accumulated much more than we need. It bursts from our closets, overflows our shelves and clutters our lives to the point we even rent storage areas. Lent might be a wonderful

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Pastor’s Desk 03.20.16

……from your Pastor’s Desk: Palm Sunday We begin Holy Week by remembering Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. I say triumphal but actually it wasn’t very triumphal at all. Yet, greeted by the poor and downtrodden, it was indeed a procession and it certainly marked the formal entry into Jerusalem of Christ the long awaited Messiah.

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Pastor’s Desk 03.12.16

.…..from your Pastor’s Desk : 5:30 Sunday Evening Mass and Town Hall Meeting Starting last November 29th, 2015, I have said evening mass every Sunday here at Holy Spirit. As I said in the bulletin the previous week before it stated; “If it catches on through Advent and the Christmas season – we’ll re-evaluate and

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Pastor’s Desk 02.14.16

……from your Pastor’s Desk “Where have all the Flowers gone?” At the end of my homily at the Ash Wednesday masses I wished you all a ‘Happy Lent’. If I said that to someone 40 or 50 years ago – it might seem like an incongruous salutation, an impossible task.  I hope that my admonition

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Pastor’s Desk 1.23.16

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Thanks….for the Ministries!!! The Mass you attended this weekend, even if it seemed flawless (or hectic) did not happen by accident. Many people were involved—too many to name here.  But I do want to recognize them to show our appreciation for their ministry. And also those of you who work so diligently

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Pastor’s Desk 1.17.16

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Monday, January 18, the United States of America celebrates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968). He led millions of people in a non-violent movement to bring an end to the segregation of races in the United States. Martin was not alone in his non-violence stance. Throughout history

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Pastor’s Desk 1.10.16

In my 37 years of ministry I have never received as many Cards, well wishes, and acts of generosity as I have this Birthday/Christmas/New year Season. I am truly thankful to you and grateful to God for you. It is hard to believe that it is already a year and a half since I arrived.

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