Browsing the December 2016 archive of PastorsDesk

Pastor's Desk January 1, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/29/16

Happy New Year!… May 2017 be for each of us a year of peace, health, and happiness. May it be a time when we continue to grow in love for God and one another. As today we celebrate Mary, the Mother of God, may we imitate her faith throughout ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 25, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/23/16

Merry Christmas!… We heartily welcome all who have come here to St. John Capistran Church to celebrate the birth of Jesus. May the joy of this Christmas celebration stay with us every day. May we be more loving, hopeful, and faithful. If you don’t come to Church regularly, maybe ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 18, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/16/16

“Emmanuel”… means “God is with us.” It’s a profound reality: God sent us his only Son! God never abandons his people, but is truly with us. In this last week of Advent, may we be heartened that God loves us so very much. May this realization fill our hearts ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 11, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/09/16

In today’s second reading… St. Paul has some good advice for us, especially at this time of year. First, he tells us: “Be patient.” Great words, since patience can be in short supply as Christmas draws near! Secondly, St. Paul admonishes us: “Do not complain about one another.” More ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 4, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/02/16

John the Baptist… makes his appearance in today’s Gospel, proclaiming “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” As Isaiah foretold, John is the voice that reminds us: “Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight his paths!” What are we doing to prepare for the Lord’s coming? ... Read More »