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Pastor's Desk August 5, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/03/18

The “Bread of Life Mini-Series”...started last week, as we began a five-week reading from the sixth chapter of St. John’s Gospel, often call the “Bread of Life” chapter. We heard about a need, a miracle, and leftovers. Today, Jesus tells his disciples, “I am the bread of life.” Although ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 29, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 7/26/18

Today… and for the next four weekends, our Gospel for Mass comes from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John. This chapter is often called the “Bread of Life” chapter, since it deals with different aspects of this wonderful reality. In today’s selection, the multiplication of the loaves ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 22, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 7/20/18

Our lives … can be so hectic at times! The lives of the apostles were also busy. Jesus tells them in today’s Gospel, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” In the midst of our hectic lives, all of us need to take some ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 15, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 7/13/18

We have … the notion of being “sent forth” in both our first reading and Gospel today. God sends Amos to prophesy, and Jesus sends his disciples to preach the Word. Amos and the disciples were not always accepted. But they didn’t give up. Instead, they explored new avenues. ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 8, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 7/06/18

What does it mean … to be a prophet? Our first reading and Gospel explore this idea today. There are several definitions of “prophet.” One is “a person who fearlessly proclaims God’s word.” We are all called to do just that. May we have the courage to be a ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 1, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/28/18

Life and death … are topics considered in our first reading and Gospel today. In the Gospel, Jesus raises up a girl who was sick to the point of death. We’re reminded that Jesus gives us life. But the life that Christ gives is more than earthly life. It ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk June 24, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/22/18

Whenever June 24th… falls on a Sunday, the solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist replaces the usual Sunday in Ordinary Time. As a precursor of Jesus, John the Baptist called people to repentance, and invited folks to “prepare the way for the Lord.” Like John the Baptist, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk June 17, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/15/18

To what… shall we compare the kingdom of God? That is the question posed by Jesus in today’s Gospel. He then compares it to a small mustard seed, which grows into the largest of plants. What can we do to help the kingdom of God grow even more? May ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk June 10, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/08/18

Sometimes… we blame other people for our mistakes or bad decisions. When confronted, a person might say, perhaps half jokingly, “The Devil made me do it!” Well, that’s the excuse used in our first reading today by Adam & Eve! Jesus talks more about the devil in today’s Gospel. ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk June 1, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/01/18

The Eucharist… is such a special gift! We have the opportunity to receive the Eucharist each time we come to Mass. In order to help us appreciate this great gift even more, the church sets aside one Sunday a year to celebrate “The Body and Blood of Christ.” As ... Read More »