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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 »

Pastor's Desk September 10, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/08/17

Being in debt… is not something anyone enjoys. Whenever a debt is paid, there’s a sense of relief and joy. On a spiritual level, St. Paul tells us today: ” Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another.” Unlike debts on material things, the “debt” we have regarding ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 3, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/06/17

In today’s second reading… Saint Paul tells us: “Do not conform yourselves to this age…” Although those words were written nearly two thousand years ago, they are as pertinent now as they were then. As Jesus reminds Peter in today’s Gospel, we need to think as God does. This ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 27, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/24/17

Have you ever lost your keys?… Keys are important to us. They unlock doors, and let people inside. In today’s Gospel, Jesus entrusts to Peter the “keys to the kingdom of heaven.” These keys are now entrusted to the Church. They unlock the power of forgiveness, healing, and love. ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 20, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/18/17

All of our readings today… deal with a similar focus: those people who are “outside our circle” in some way. Isaiah talks about foreigners, Paul speaks of Gentiles, and Jesus deals with a Canaanite woman. We’re called to treat others with respect and love, even those who are different ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 13, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/11/17

Although God is powerful… God is also gentle. We see this in today’s scriptures. In the first reading, Elijah looks for God, and found him not in the wind, earthquake, or fire, but in a tiny whispering sound. In the Gospel, the gentle, calming, reassuring presence of Jesus is ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 6, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/04/17

Whenever August 6 … occurs on a Sunday, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord replaces the usual “Sunday in Ordinary Time.” The story of the Transfiguration is present in all three “Synoptic Gospels” of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This leads us to believe that the story was ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 30, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 7/28/17

More Gospel parables… The parables of Matthew’s Gospel continue today with Jesus comparing the reign of God to a buried treasure and to a merchant’s search for fine pearls. God’s kingdom and presence are priceless gifts. Let’s value our faith more than anything else we have!  Confirmation date… We ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 23, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 7/21/17

More seeds and sowing… In last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus told us the parable of the sower and the seed. These images continue today, but with a new twist. A man sowed good seed on good soil. In the dead of night, an enemy came and sowed weeds in this ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 16, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 7/14/17

Do you have a “green thumb”?… We use the phrase “green thumb” to describe people who have success in the garden. It takes good planning as well as cultivation for seeds to sprout into plants. Both our first reading and Gospel today use horticultural images to describe the word ... Read More »