Browsing the January 2017 archive of PastorsDesk

Pastor's Desk January 29, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/27/17

All of today’s Scripture readings… have a very similar focus: that the poor, humble, and lowly are blessed. In our first reading, Zephaniah urges us to seek justice and humility. The refrain of our responsorial psalm looks toward the Gospel reading of the Beatitudes: “Blessed the poor in spirit; ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 22, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/20/17

In today’s Scriptures… the concept of “light” is stressed. In our first reading, Isaiah reminds us that “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” In the gospel, this same saying is reiterated. There is much darkness in our world and in our lives. But, if ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 15, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/13/17

The liturgical season… of “Ordinary Time” returns, and lasts until the beginning of Lent. In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist reflects on the baptism of Jesus, and says; “Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” We are also called to testify that Jesus ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 8, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/06/17

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, one white. This is symbolic of the meaning of today’s ... Read More »