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Pastor's Desk March 25, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/23/18

Holy Week has begun! Please consider attending the beautiful celebrations happening this week. Here’s an explanation of some of the rituals and events of this week’s liturgies:  “Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion”… is the official title of today’s celebration. Our liturgy begins joyfully, as we recall the people ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 18, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/16/18

Covenant… The notion of “covenant” has been prominent throughout the readings this Lent. We heard of God’s covenant with Noah, the covenant with Abraham, and the covenant of the Ten Commandments. In today’s first reading, God’s covenant is the law written in our hearts, and the promise: “I will ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 11, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/09/18

John 3:16… This scripture citation, made famous by signs at sporting events, is part of today’s Gospel: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” God is so good to ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 4, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/02/18

They are called… the “Ten Commandments,” not the “Ten Suggestions!” We hear God giving the Commandments to Moses in today’s first reading from the Book of Exodus. Do we view these commandments as something restrictive, or as something that helps guarantee freedom and love to all people? May we ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 25, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/23/18

The Gospel… for the second Sunday of Lent is always the story of the transfiguration of Jesus. The event reminds us of Jesus’ divinity, and the affirmation from God the Father that Jesus is his son. Through faith, we are also transfigured, we are transformed! But, faith is necessary ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 18, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/16/18

“This is the time of fulfillment… the reign of God is at hand!” This sung refrain heralds the start of all our weekend Lenten masses. It comes from today’s Gospel, when Jesus invites us to repent, and believe in the Good News. Lent is a time when we consider ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 11, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/09/18

The theme… connecting today’s first reading and Gospel is “leprosy.” In biblical times, lepers were treated as outcasts. In a figurative sense, we have lepers in our society as well. We’re called to treat others with compassion, dignity, and respect. May we be agents of God’s healing and love, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 4, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/02/18

Our first reading today… is actually quite depressing! Here we have the man Job, who is having a bad day, and is telling us about it in no uncertain terms! But the responsorial psalm that follows is hopeful, and reminds us that God heals the brokenhearted. The theme of ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 28, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/26/18

Who speaks for God?… In today’s society, many people claim to speak on behalf of God. Who do we listen to? Who do we trust? These questions have been around for years, and we even hear Moses talking about this situation in today’s first reading. In the Gospel, the ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 21, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/19/18

Discipleship… and repentance are connected in today’s readings. In the first reading, Jonah (of the popular “fish story”) preaches repentance to the people of Nineveh, and they changed their ways! In the Gospel, we have a different kind of “fish story,” when Jesus invites his followers to be fishers ... Read More »