Browsing the October 2016 archive of PastorsDesk

Pastor's Desk October 23, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/22/16

Happy Feast Day!… We celebrate the Feast of St. John Capistran at all of our masses this weekend. This is a time to reflect on the qualities of our patron saint, to pray that we might emulate him, and to celebrate who we are as a parish. Our music ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 16, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/17/16

Persistence… is the focus of both our first reading and Gospel today. As long as Moses kept his hands raised up, Israel was winning the battle. In the Gospel, the judge finally gives in to the widow’s request because of her persistence. For us, the lesson is that we ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 9, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/08/16

Leprosy… was a common sickness in biblical times. Although the physical disease of leprosy is rare in today’s society, sometimes we do treat people who are different from us as “lepers” by avoiding them. The message of Jesus is that all of us are God’s children, and deserve to ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 2, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/03/16

Faith… what a precious gift! It’s a gift that we must take care of and nurture. The disciples ask Jesus in today’s Gospel, “Increase our faith.” Jesus reminds them of the power of faith, and connects it with being a servant. In our first reading, we’re told that faith ... Read More »