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Pastor's Desk May 13, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/11/18

In today’s Gospel… we hear a prayer conversation that Jesus has with God, his Father. In this most tender prayer, Jesus prays to the Father for each of us! Jesus prays that we may continue the work that he has begun. We do this by witnessing in our lives ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 6, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/04/18

Love… is the focus of both our second reading and Gospel today. We’re told that God is love, and that we are to love one another. Jesus reminds us that true love brings joy. Jesus loves us so much, that he also calls us his friends. But love needs ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 29, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/27/18

Jesus is the vine… and we are the branches. This beautiful image presented in today’s Gospel reminds us of the love that God has for us. In our second reading, St. John reminds us that we are to share this love “in deed and truth.” Let’s stay close to ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 22, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/20/18

The Fourth Sunday of Easter… which we celebrate today, always has “shepherd” references in the Gospel. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and we are his flock. Our second reading continues this tender theme, reminding us that God loves us, his children, so very much. May we follow the voice ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 15, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/13/18

Today’s Gospel… is the continuation of the wonderful story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Jesus appears to the disciples once again, and opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. “You are witnesses of these things,” Jesus said to them. We are also witnesses of the wonderful ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 8, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/06/18

The season of Easter… lasts for a full fifty days! Christ’s resurrection is reason to celebrate! In today’s gospel, the risen Christ appears to his disciples, and gives them the gift of peace. Since Thomas wasn’t there, he didn’t at first believe that the other disciples had seen the ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 1, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/29/18

Alleluia! Christ is risen!… Happy Easter to all who have come to worship here at St. John Capistran on this glorious day. May we be transformed through Christ’s resurrection by interiorizing the meaning of this celebration in our daily lives. The rising of Jesus gives us hope and purpose. ... Read More »

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 »