Pastor’s Letter

The Inefficiency of the Kingdom

July 12, 2020

  The sower sows the good seed and some of it grows and produces an incredible yield.  Some seed struggles with growth and other seed just become food for the birds.  It is a fascinating parable with so many layers of insight about God.  Yet sometimes we overlook the most obvious part of the parable, […]

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An Invitation Like No Other

July 5, 2020

Who doesn’t feel burdened these days?  Who doesn’t feel the weight of life shifting?  We live in a different world.  Who would have thought we could spend so much time washing down groceries and wiping them off before we bring them in the house?  Who doesn’t feel burdened by the reality of spouses or adult […]

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Taking Up Our Cross

June 28, 2020

Jesus tells us that we are to take up the cross if we are to be His followers.  We all know of the cross.  In these times the crosses we have embraced may be different than any other in our lifetime.  There is the cross of staying safe and helping elderly parents to stay safe.  […]

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What a Father Does

June 21, 2020

On this day as a society we remember fathers.  We reflect on the experiences we have shared with them and the impact they have had on us.  Fathers, godfathers, grandfathers, adopted fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, spiritual fathers; all play a role in our development.  We lift them up today and ask God to bless them. […]

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Living Bread That Comes Down From Heaven

June 14, 2020

On this day we give thanks to God who has provided for us Living Bread  to eat.  We are in awe of this mystery in which those who eat of this Bread and drink of this Chalice have eternal life.  What a blessing; what a gift.  His Body is true food; His Blood is true […]

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Father, Son and Holy Spirit

June 7, 2020

We make the sign of the cross throughout our celebrations of Sacraments. We also sign ourselves before and after private prayer.  We are very accustomed to the mantra of “Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.”  For each of us, it began when we were Baptized.  We were Baptized in the name of the Father, Son […]

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Being Led by the Spirit?

May 31, 2020

As we embrace this Solemnity of Pentecost, our openness to the Holy Spirit is paramount.  We are to be led to places we never imagined, in ways never conceived before.  The early Church bore witness to the flexibility, the openness and the excitement of looking forward, knowing they were living in the power of God.  […]

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The Making of Disciples

May 24, 2020

Today is all about sending us forth.  This was not just one moment in time, but this message is meant for all time.  Our faith is to be lived and freely proclaimed in the depth of our actions.  This time is like no other and our responsibility to be disciples, our commitment to our faith, […]

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I Will Not Leave You Orphans — Celebrating 36 Years of Priesthood

May 17, 2020

In today’s Gospel Jesus is preparing His followers.  He tells them of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, a spirit of truth who He will give them.  All of this is a message to their hearts that soon the Ascension would happen and their life would be changed forever.  At the Ascension they would be sent […]

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Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life

May 10, 2020

This Gospel passage is often proclaimed at the celebration of life as a family gathers to reflect on the gift of resurrection for a loved one at the Liturgy of Christian Burial.  Those words offered by Jesus are a response to a question.  Thomas says “We do not know where you are going, how can […]

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