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Pastor's Desk December 10, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/08/17

John the Baptist… makes his appearance in today’s Gospel, urging us to Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight his paths! What are we doing to prepare for the Lord’s coming? In order to help us put John the Baptist’s words into action, our parish is offering a ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 3, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/30/17

Advent… is here! It’s a beautiful season of preparation for the Lord’s coming. In order to help us appreciate this season, plan to take advantage of the following opportunities:  Operation Christmas is our parish’s primary monetary outreach to needy organizations at this time of year. A second collection was ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 26, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/29/17

Christ, our King and Shepherd… The liturgical year ends today with the feast of Christ the King. Our Scripture readings remind us that Christ is the Shepherd-King, who leads his sheep (us!) with love. In the Gospel, we’re called to be loyal to our King by reaching out to ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 19, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/17/17

In today’s Gospel… we hear the “Parable of the Talents.” God gives each of us talents and gifts, and we are called to use and develop them. Sometimes we tend to compare ourselves with others, and not appreciate our own gifts. All of us have been blessed by God ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 12, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/10/17

We are called to be wise… like those in the Gospel who were prepared for the coming of the bridegroom. We need to live our lives every day making wise decisions, so that we will be prepared for the coming of the Lord. As our first reading reminds us, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 5, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/02/17

Practice what you preach!… How often have we said this to someone? Well, Jesus says this about the scribes and Pharisees in today’s Gospel. But it’s also a reminder for us. In doing so, we’re called to be humble, for Jesus says: “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 29, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/27/17

Love… is the focus of today’s Gospel. Jesus reminds us that love of neighbor and self must have their origins in the love of God. Our first reading today urges us to especially love the alienated, and to not take advantage of people. May we love others as God ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 22, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/20/17

Religion and politics… two topics that are sure to generate discussion among most people! Such was the case in today’s Gospel, when the Pharisees tried to entrap Jesus in speech. We’re reminded both in our Gospel and first reading that any leadership positions on this earth do not compare ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 15, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/13/17

There’s a lot of feasting… going on in today’s Scriptures! Isaiah speaks of a feast of rich food and choice wines. In the responsorial psalm (the twenty-third psalm, a favorite of many people), the Lord “spreads a table for us.” The Gospel features a wedding feast. All this talk ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 8, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/06/17

The theme of “vineyard”… is a common thread connecting our first reading, responsorial psalm, and gospel today. A vineyard that is taken care of should produce fruit. When it doesn’t, we’re disappointed, and try to figure out the reasons why. As Israel was the vineyard of the Lord, so ... Read More »