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Pastor's Desk December 9, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/07/18

Today we hear the voice of John the Baptist asking us to prepare the way of the Lord while the prophet, Baruch, tells us to put on the splendor and glory of our God. Today we light our second candle and our Advent wreath glows even brighter. As we ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 2, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/29/18

We begin again. This first Sunday of Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year, in a sense, it is New Year’s Day for us. Advent has a two-fold character: it begins by looking forward to the second coming of Christ and then transitions into a joyful preparation ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 25, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/21/18

As we hear Jesus speak the truth to Pilate this day, we are reminded that we follow Jesus as our way, our truth and our life. Centered in Jesus, we bring to the world a vision of faith, hope, love and holiness. We have a King that serves, a ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 18, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/16/18

No one knows the time or the hour. Throughout the centuries, countless people have tried to predict the end of the world even though the Scriptures tell us that this information is known by God alone. Instead of focusing on the end, we need to be people who change ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 11, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/09/18

I am always amazed by the generosity of the poor widow of today’s gospel. Jesus relates that she gave everything she had to help others. She gave of her very substance. She gave all that she had to live on thinking not of herself but others. She was so ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 4, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/02/18

As we continue to reflect and pray on the tragic events at the Tree of Life Synagogue last week, our hearts are weighed down by sadness and mourning. As people of faith who strive to keep the great commandments of loving God and our neighbor, we may be struck ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 28, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/26/18

“Master, I want to see.” Bartimaeus request is for more than his physical sight. We know this because, once he sees the person of Jesus through his faith, his whole journey is disrupted. From sitting by the side of the road trying to get Jesus’ attention, Bartimaeus becomes a ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 21, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/24/18

Everyone wants the best seats. I speak from experience as I am one who always tries to get the best seats for theatre. I like to be close to the action, to have an unobstructed view of things. My sister used to call me her favorite theatre “snob.” 

The ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 14, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/11/18

How important … are our possessions to us? There’s nothing wrong with being wealthy, but today’s Scriptures encourage us to put the material things of this world in perspective, and our first reading asks us to use prudence in this matter. Christians need to consider what we do with ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 7, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/05/18

Marriage … is the focus of today’s first reading and Gospel. Marriage is a sacrament, and husbands and wives are called to let love deepen and mature as the years go on, “for better, for worse.” It’s a challenge, and married couples will receive strength when they stay close ... Read More »