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Pastor's Desk November 19, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/17/17

In today’s Gospel… we hear the “Parable of the Talents.” God gives each of us talents and gifts, and we are called to use and develop them. Sometimes we tend to compare ourselves with others, and not appreciate our own gifts. All of us have been blessed by God ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 12, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/10/17

We are called to be wise… like those in the Gospel who were prepared for the coming of the bridegroom. We need to live our lives every day making wise decisions, so that we will be prepared for the coming of the Lord. As our first reading reminds us, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 5, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/02/17

Practice what you preach!… How often have we said this to someone? Well, Jesus says this about the scribes and Pharisees in today’s Gospel. But it’s also a reminder for us. In doing so, we’re called to be humble, for Jesus says: “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 29, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/27/17

Love… is the focus of today’s Gospel. Jesus reminds us that love of neighbor and self must have their origins in the love of God. Our first reading today urges us to especially love the alienated, and to not take advantage of people. May we love others as God ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 22, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/20/17

Religion and politics… two topics that are sure to generate discussion among most people! Such was the case in today’s Gospel, when the Pharisees tried to entrap Jesus in speech. We’re reminded both in our Gospel and first reading that any leadership positions on this earth do not compare ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 15, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/13/17

There’s a lot of feasting… going on in today’s Scriptures! Isaiah speaks of a feast of rich food and choice wines. In the responsorial psalm (the twenty-third psalm, a favorite of many people), the Lord “spreads a table for us.” The Gospel features a wedding feast. All this talk ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 8, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/06/17

The theme of “vineyard”… is a common thread connecting our first reading, responsorial psalm, and gospel today. A vineyard that is taken care of should produce fruit. When it doesn’t, we’re disappointed, and try to figure out the reasons why. As Israel was the vineyard of the Lord, so ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 1, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/29/17

In today’s Gospel… A father asked his sons to work in the vineyard. One son said no (!) but changed his mind later. The other son said yes, but did not go! A good lesson for us is that we have the power to admit our mistakes, change our ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 24, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/22/17

It just doesn’t seem fair… that the laborers in today’s Gospel who worked for only an hour got paid the same as those who worked a full day! But no one was cheated, as those who worked the full day got what was promised to them. The moral of ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 17, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/15/17

Wrath, anger, hate, vengeance… are “heavy” topics to consider! Today’s Scriptures mention these feelings, and we’re challenged to respond to them with forgiveness. How often should we forgive someone? In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us to forgive others over and over again. That’s hard to do! Let’s pray for ... Read More »