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Pastor’s Desk 7.3.22

……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 who do not even have the basic…

Pastor’s Desk 6.26.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk Nobody Sunday? For the last 16 Weekends every Sunday has had a title from ‘The First Sunday of Lent’ on March 6th up until last week’s feast of ‘The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ’. So, when I first looked at the readings for today – I saw it was just ‘The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time’.…

Pastor’s Desk 6.19.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk HAPPY FATHER’S DAY I am constantly amazed at how God can bring good out of bad. Case in point, I can’t tell you how many fathers got to spend time with their children over these last 2 years. Unplanned, of course, but to see them in the courtyard with their little ones teaching them to ride a bike,…

Pastor’s Desk 6.12.22

……from your Pastor’s Desk The Mystery of The Most Holy Trinity It is Jesus Himself who teaches us the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. The Gospel today, from Saint John, is clear that Jesus understood both Father and Spirit. The development of this doctrine takes time because Jesus was not a teacher of philosophy or of theology. Jesus lived the mystery…

Pastor’s Desk 6.5.22

……from your Pastors Desk A few years back, we had a very cool conflation of celebrations. Mother’s Day and Pentecost were on the same day. And, as was brought to my attention just before mass that day, a mother and her daughter were both celebrating their birthdays on that same day! A mother’s birthday has a special appeal. It usually evokes a…

Pastor’s Desk 5.29.22

……from your Pastors Desk MEMORIAL DAY Dear God, Your Word tells us, “Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build.Unless the Lord guard the city, in vain does the guard keep watch” (Psalm 127:1). Thank You for those who have guarded not only our cities, but our country, allies, and many other communities from unjust and unprincipled aggressors.…

Pastor’s Desk 5.22.22

……from your Pastors Desk In today’s Gospel, Jesus says to His disciples: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” We’re so used to those words we may forget how beautiful they are. It’s Jesus at the Last Supper talking to His disciples. And what…

Pastor’s Desk 5.15.22

……from your Pastors 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 of us to place love (and all…

Pastor’s Desk 5.8.22

from your Pastors Desk Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice;I know them, and they follow me.I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.No one can take them out of my hand.My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand.The Father and I are one.” Do…

Pastor’s Desk 5.1.22

from your Pastors Desk Do You Love Me? Jesus asks Peter a question in Sunday’s Gospel. How would you feel if he asked the same question of you? The former disciples were milling around on the shore of the Sea of Tiberius. (John 21:15) Jesus had appeared to them twice before, but they did not yet understand. They had not yet received…