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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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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