Pastor’s Letter

Bread for the World

August 12, 2018

How often do we sit at a table for a meal?  Very often meals are sandwiched in-between activities.  Yet, when a meal is planned, when the time is right, we set a table with great anticipation.  On holidays, special candles and a cloth are set and sometimes flowers are placed on the table.  The joy […]

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The Bread of Life is the Bread of Our Life

August 5, 2018

The quote of the Gospel is very familiar to us.  Jesus is the Bread of Life.  To really examine this, we are invited to reflect on two aspects of the statement of faith and fact.  The first is what does Jesus mean by the word and definition of life?  The second is what do we […]

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Being Full is Not Always Being Filled Up

July 29, 2018

Have you ever been to a restaurant and felt the portions of food were very meager?  What do we usually say?  We might not have gotten our money’s worth.  Supersizing changed all that.  For just a little more you can add extra to your order at some fast food establishments.  Names like the Big Gulp […]

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Celebrating the Feast of St. Anne

Week of July 22, 2018

We are a blessed community and the joy of the Lord is all around us.  On Thursday we will celebrate the Feast of St. Anne.  Every year our patronal feast offers us an opportunity to reflect, to celebrate and to look forward with a sense of wisdom.  This year our feast is on a Thursday […]

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Relying on God Alone

July 15, 2018

This is one of the more insightful Gospel passages in all of St. Mark’s testimony to the Good News.  It invites us to look at how discipleship is commissioned in the early Church.  Jesus sends them out two by two, rather than alone.  This is not the most efficient way.  He could cover more territory […]

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Being Made Perfect in Weakness

July 8, 2018

What does it mean to be weak?  With all of the talk of bullying we have come to realize there are many aspects of weakness, many ways it is defined. But at its core, what does it mean to be weak?  Some would look at it from a numbers aspect, for example, how many pounds […]

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A Call for Gospel Values as we Celebrate Independence

July 1, 2018

For some it has been a turbulent time in America, for others it has been a time to tune things out.  As we gather to celebrate the 4th this Wednesday, we come to listen to the value of following Christ.  In the second reading Paul is very clear as to what Jesus did for us […]

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The Birth of a Prophet

June 24, 2018

John the Baptist is a gift to the people.  Not only is he a voice crying out in the desert, but he lets others know he is not worthy to untie the sandals of our savior Jesus Christ.  This weekend we celebrate faith at its best.  We celebrate God’s fulfillment of prophesies and the setting […]

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Seeds of Potential Surrounded by God’s Nourishing Love

June 17, 2018

I am fascinated by farming.  While it really takes trust, it also has become scientific. More is known now than ever before about chemicals needed to provide the best yield.  Soil samples track nutrients that provide useful information as to what will grow best in the upcoming year.  Rotation of crops is more scientific than just […]

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A House Divided Cannot Stand

June 10, 2018

In the Gospel Jesus is being challenged by the Scribes.  They are saying Jesus casts out demons by the prince of demons.  They say this is where He is getting His power.  Jesus rebukes them stating that to do so would divide the house and a house divided cannot stand.  Sadly we live in a […]

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