Browsing the August 2017 archive of PastorsDesk

Pastor's Desk August 27, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/24/17

Have you ever lost your keys?… Keys are important to us. They unlock doors, and let people inside. In today’s Gospel, Jesus entrusts to Peter the “keys to the kingdom of heaven.” These keys are now entrusted to the Church. They unlock the power of forgiveness, healing, and love. ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 20, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/18/17

All of our readings today… deal with a similar focus: those people who are “outside our circle” in some way. Isaiah talks about foreigners, Paul speaks of Gentiles, and Jesus deals with a Canaanite woman. We’re called to treat others with respect and love, even those who are different ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 13, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/11/17

Although God is powerful… God is also gentle. We see this in today’s scriptures. In the first reading, Elijah looks for God, and found him not in the wind, earthquake, or fire, but in a tiny whispering sound. In the Gospel, the gentle, calming, reassuring presence of Jesus is ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 6, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/04/17

Whenever August 6 … occurs on a Sunday, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord replaces the usual “Sunday in Ordinary Time.” The story of the Transfiguration is present in all three “Synoptic Gospels” of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This leads us to believe that the story was ... Read More »