Browsing the March 2017 archive of PastorsDesk

Pastor's Desk April 2, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/31/17

Springtime… is a season that promises new life and growth. The word “Lent” itself means spring, as we are called to new life during this holy season. Our scripture readings today are so appropriate to this focus. In the Gospel, Jesus gives life to Lazarus. In the first reading, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 26, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/24/17

In today’s Gospel… Jesus heals a blind man. But the story is about much more than a physical healing. It is about seeing with the eyes of faith. We’re called to look beyond outward appearances. God says this beautifully in today’s first reading: “Not as man sees does God ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 19, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/17/17

“Water, water, everywhere”… is a line from a famous poem. But it could also refer to today’s Scripture readings. In the first reading, Moses received water from the rock. In the Gospel, we hear the wonderful story of Jesus presenting himself as life-giving water to the Samaritan woman. What ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 12, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/10/17

Lent is a journey… from the old to the new. In our first reading, God called Abram (later renamed Abraham) to leave his homeland, and journey to an unknown land. This must have been difficult for Abram, but he did as the Lord asked. In so doing, God promised ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 5, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/03/17

“This is the time of fulfillment… the reign of God is at hand!” This is our clarion call for the Lenten season, which we sing each week at the beginning of our Lenten liturgies. Our lives are only fulfilled when we follow the Lord. But we are tempted, like ... Read More »