Pastor’s Letter

World Missions and the Mission of the World

October 20, 2019

On this weekend we are invited to expand our vision and to see the potential and opportunity God gives us as we celebrate the world of missions placed before us.  It is a weekend devoted to embracing our faith and realizing this gift is meant to be shared.  Not everyone can leave their homes and […]

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Becoming the Parish God Calls Us To Be

October 13, 2019

This weekend the Service and Outreach Commission is out in the narthex inviting us to become a participant!  They have done an excellent job in setting up a presentation to capture what God is inviting us to become.  I would like to thank Sr. Margaret Anne and all of the members of the Commission for […]

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While There Is Great Sadness, There Must Also Be Great Joy

October 6, 2019

The words of the prophet Habakkuk in the first reading could easily be spoken in our present day by any one of us.  “Destruction and violence are before me.”  Such words could be plucked right out of today’s headlines.  The prophet speaks of seeing ruin and misery.  We can all find reasons to be pulled […]

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What Will it Take?

September 29, 2019

Today the Gospel invites us to look into the message and the messenger.  God always sends us what we need and provides for us.  The challenge is making sure we catch and receive the message.  So often it takes a lot to wow us.  I can remember my sister taking my niece and nephew to […]

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Be Worthy of Trust

September 22, 2019

The Gospel invites us to answer the question, “who will trust us with true wealth?”   The answer is easy–God!   So often we not only lose sight of what is true wealth, but we lose sight that we are worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven.  One of the great distractions of our lives which continues to […]

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Lost and Found

September 15, 2019

No one wants to be alone and lost.  Yet there are a couple of different kinds of being lost.  One is when we are left behind or we miss the train, appointment or connection.  This we sometimes do not have control over.  In the moment when we are not where we are supposed to be […]

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The Cross of Missionary Discipleship

September 8, 2019

The Gospel is very clear about the need for an individual response to follow Jesus.  In this translation from Luke, it tells us we must carry our own cross and come after the Lord, following in His footsteps.  This is personal.  This is not something anyone else can do for us.  To follow Jesus we […]

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It Is Not Where You Sit That Matters

September 1, 2019

Whenever I reflect on this Gospel, I reflect on the where-do-we-seat-the-priest dilemma.  Often times I do not go to wedding receptions.  They can become very awkward not just for me, but also for those seated at the table with me.  Mostly I am either found at the family table, with the parents of the groom […]

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Who Can Be Saved?

August 25, 2019

I think this question at times haunts us.  At times it crashes in and invites us to reflect on how deeply we believe in all that Jesus did to save us.   At times I have been asked by the loved ones of someone who has died, “Do you think he will ever get to heaven?”  […]

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Keeping Our Eyes Fixed on Jesus

August 18, 2019

Distractions come in so many ways.  We are a society that has prided itself on multi-tasking.  As this has become something seen as a positive, we continue to support the habit of doing many tasks and many things in rapid succession.  The electronic world of text messages, Snap Chat, Instagram and Twitter has challenged us […]

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