Browsing the 2018 archive of PastorsDesk

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 »

Pastor's Desk September 30, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/28/18

Who has authority … to speak for God? That is a question considered both in today’s first reading and Gospel. Jesus addresses the issue by stating “Whoever is not against us is for us.” However, it is sometimes difficult to discern who is really speaking in God’s name. Perhaps ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 23, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/21/18

Competition … can be fun and healthy. On the other hand, it can be negative and destructive. That seems to be what our Scriptures are telling us today. In the Gospel, the disciples argue about who is the greatest. The first reading from Wisdom speaks about plans to harm ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 16, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/14/18

Who do you say … that Jesus is? That’s the question posed to Peter in today’s Gospel. Peter responds, “You are the Christ!” Who is Jesus to us, and what does it mean to follow him? Today’s Gospel tells us that following Jesus means putting our faith in action, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 9, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/07/18

How open are we … to God’s word and presence? Both today’s first reading and Gospel address this idea. Isaiah talks about the eyes of the blind being opened, and the ears of the deaf being cleared. In the Gospel, Jesus heals a deaf man. Beyond the physical healing ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 2, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/05/18

  Laws, rules, regulations … what’s our attitude about them? Do they restrict or free us? God’s laws are meant to be helpful. But our attitude is also important. This is what Jesus addresses in today’s Gospel. Let’s keep God’s laws with an open heart and receptive spirit, knowing ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 26, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/23/18

The “Bread of Life Mini-Series”… our five-week reflection on the sixth chapter of St. John’s Gospel, (often called the “Bread of Life” chapter) comes to a close today with “Episode 5.”After Jesus preached that He is the Bread of Life, the people need to make a decision: Will they ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 19, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/17/18

The “Bread of Life Mini-Series”… is our five-week reflection on the sixth chapter of St. John’s Gospel, often called the “Bread of Life” chapter. Last week, both Elijah and the people in the Gospel were complaining. We considered three different kinds of complaining: neutral, negative, and positive. This week, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 12, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/10/18

The “Bread of Life Mini-Series”… is our five-week reflection on the sixth chapter of St. John’s Gospel, often called the “Bread of Life” chapter. Last week we considered the concept of “bread,” and questioned whether we treat the Lord like bread that is stale, moldy, or fresh. In our ... Read More »