Browsing the October 2017 archive of PastorsDesk

Pastor's Desk October 29, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/27/17

Love… is the focus of today’s Gospel. Jesus reminds us that love of neighbor and self must have their origins in the love of God. Our first reading today urges us to especially love the alienated, and to not take advantage of people. May we love others as God ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 22, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/20/17

Religion and politics… two topics that are sure to generate discussion among most people! Such was the case in today’s Gospel, when the Pharisees tried to entrap Jesus in speech. We’re reminded both in our Gospel and first reading that any leadership positions on this earth do not compare ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 15, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/13/17

There’s a lot of feasting… going on in today’s Scriptures! Isaiah speaks of a feast of rich food and choice wines. In the responsorial psalm (the twenty-third psalm, a favorite of many people), the Lord “spreads a table for us.” The Gospel features a wedding feast. All this talk ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 8, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/06/17

The theme of “vineyard”… is a common thread connecting our first reading, responsorial psalm, and gospel today. A vineyard that is taken care of should produce fruit. When it doesn’t, we’re disappointed, and try to figure out the reasons why. As Israel was the vineyard of the Lord, so ... Read More »