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Pastor's Desk February 18, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/16/18

“This is the time of fulfillment… the reign of God is at hand!” This sung refrain heralds the start of all our weekend Lenten masses. It comes from today’s Gospel, when Jesus invites us to repent, and believe in the Good News. Lent is a time when we consider ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 11, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/09/18

The theme… connecting today’s first reading and Gospel is “leprosy.” In biblical times, lepers were treated as outcasts. In a figurative sense, we have lepers in our society as well. We’re called to treat others with compassion, dignity, and respect. May we be agents of God’s healing and love, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 4, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/02/18

Our first reading today… is actually quite depressing! Here we have the man Job, who is having a bad day, and is telling us about it in no uncertain terms! But the responsorial psalm that follows is hopeful, and reminds us that God heals the brokenhearted. The theme of ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 28, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/26/18

Who speaks for God?… In today’s society, many people claim to speak on behalf of God. Who do we listen to? Who do we trust? These questions have been around for years, and we even hear Moses talking about this situation in today’s first reading. In the Gospel, the ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 21, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/19/18

Discipleship… and repentance are connected in today’s readings. In the first reading, Jonah (of the popular “fish story”) preaches repentance to the people of Nineveh, and they changed their ways! In the Gospel, we have a different kind of “fish story,” when Jesus invites his followers to be fishers ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 14, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/12/18

The liturgical season… of “Ordinary Time” returns, now that the Christmas season is over. In today’s readings, we reflect on our call to be disciples. In the first reading, Samuel responds to God’s call by saying, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” In the Gospel, the disciples are drawn ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 7, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/05/18

The Three Kings… also known as the Magi, or wise men, are central characters as we celebrate the solemnity of the Epiphany today. They are often portrayed in nativity scenes as representing different races: one black king, one brown, and one white. This is symbolic of the meaning of ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 31, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/28/17

Christmas… is more than a day; it’s a whole season! During this time, we celebrate different aspects of the Christmas story. Today, we observe the feast of the Holy Family, and consider how the family of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus is a model for us in all of our ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 24, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/21/17

This year’s Advent season… was the shortest it could be, since Christmas Eve is just a few hours after our last mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent. In these final hours before Christmas, the Gospel reading shows Mary as a model of faith and trust. May we follow ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 17, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/15/17

In today’s second reading… St. Paul has some good advice for us, especially at this time of year. He tells us: Rejoice always… Pray without ceasing… Give thanks… Refrain from every kind of evil. These are great ways to help us, like John the Baptist, “prepare the way of ... Read More »