Pastoral Messages

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2022

Sunday’s Readings: Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Or 12:12-14, 27; Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

……from your Pastor’s Desk – Here is The Golden Rule as it is written in eight religions: – Baha’i: Blessed are those who prefer others before themselves. Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Christianity: In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. …

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2022

Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalms 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11

……from your Pastor’s Desk – John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Junior. To some of us reading this, these names bring back memories of personal experiences during the turbulent times of the sixties and seventies; the start of the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Worker Houses and the beginning of the changes that are still in process today to make this country one of equality for all people. …

The Epiphany of the Lord – 2022

Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12

……from your Pastor’s Desk – Three Magi, Three Gifts for the Child-King – If I asked you to think of the three worst things you ever did in your life, even if you didn’t want to admit them, you could come up with them pretty quickly – certainly one of them – instantly. Now – If I asked you to think of the three best things you have ever done in your life …

4th Sunday of Advent – 2021

Sunday’s Readings: Micah 5:1-4a; Psalms 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

……from your Pastor’s Desk – Christmas 2021 – With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. During this Advent Season, it has been my prayer that each of you would find opportunities to reflect on your own faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus and His Church. …