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Pastor's Desk February 19, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/17/17

Our Scripture readings today… challenge us to love one another in a generous kind of way. Jesus asks us to go beyond the law in the way we love others, and to “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” That’s quite a challenge! Let’s keep trying to ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 12, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/10/17

Laws, rules, commandments… are what we hear about in today’s first reading, responsorial psalm, and Gospel. Unfortunately, sometimes people look upon the laws of God or the church as obstacles to our freedom. In the Gospel, Jesus demonstrates that we need to look at the meaning of a law, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 5, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/03/17

Light… is the focus of our scripture readings today. Although we know that Christ is our light, the readings today stress our role: we are the light of the world. When our good deeds of justice, mercy, and kindness shine forth, the world becomes a brighter place, and reflects ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 29, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/27/17

All of today’s Scripture readings… have a very similar focus: that the poor, humble, and lowly are blessed. In our first reading, Zephaniah urges us to seek justice and humility. The refrain of our responsorial psalm looks toward the Gospel reading of the Beatitudes: “Blessed the poor in spirit; ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 22, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/20/17

In today’s Scriptures… the concept of “light” is stressed. In our first reading, Isaiah reminds us that “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” In the gospel, this same saying is reiterated. There is much darkness in our world and in our lives. But, if ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 15, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/13/17

The liturgical season… of “Ordinary Time” returns, and lasts until the beginning of Lent. In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist reflects on the baptism of Jesus, and says; “Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” We are also called to testify that Jesus ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 8, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/06/17

The Three Kings… also known as the Magi, or wise men, are central characters as we celebrate the solemnity of the Epiphany today. They are often portrayed in nativity scenes as representing different races: one black king, one brown, one white. This is symbolic of the meaning of today’s ... Read More »