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Pastor's Desk April 22, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/20/18

The Fourth Sunday of Easter… which we celebrate today, always has “shepherd” references in the Gospel. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and we are his flock. Our second reading continues this tender theme, reminding us that God loves us, his children, so very much. May we follow the voice ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 15, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/13/18

Today’s Gospel… is the continuation of the wonderful story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Jesus appears to the disciples once again, and opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. “You are witnesses of these things,” Jesus said to them. We are also witnesses of the wonderful ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 8, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/06/18

The season of Easter… lasts for a full fifty days! Christ’s resurrection is reason to celebrate! In today’s gospel, the risen Christ appears to his disciples, and gives them the gift of peace. Since Thomas wasn’t there, he didn’t at first believe that the other disciples had seen the ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 1, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/29/18

Alleluia! Christ is risen!… Happy Easter to all who have come to worship here at St. John Capistran on this glorious day. May we be transformed through Christ’s resurrection by interiorizing the meaning of this celebration in our daily lives. The rising of Jesus gives us hope and purpose. ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 25, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/23/18

Holy Week has begun! Please consider attending the beautiful celebrations happening this week. Here’s an explanation of some of the rituals and events of this week’s liturgies:  “Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion”… is the official title of today’s celebration. Our liturgy begins joyfully, as we recall the people ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 18, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/16/18

Covenant… The notion of “covenant” has been prominent throughout the readings this Lent. We heard of God’s covenant with Noah, the covenant with Abraham, and the covenant of the Ten Commandments. In today’s first reading, God’s covenant is the law written in our hearts, and the promise: “I will ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 11, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/09/18

John 3:16… This scripture citation, made famous by signs at sporting events, is part of today’s Gospel: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” God is so good to ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 4, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/02/18

They are called… the “Ten Commandments,” not the “Ten Suggestions!” We hear God giving the Commandments to Moses in today’s first reading from the Book of Exodus. Do we view these commandments as something restrictive, or as something that helps guarantee freedom and love to all people? May we ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 25, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/23/18

The Gospel… for the second Sunday of Lent is always the story of the transfiguration of Jesus. The event reminds us of Jesus’ divinity, and the affirmation from God the Father that Jesus is his son. Through faith, we are also transfigured, we are transformed! But, faith is necessary ... Read More »

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 »