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Pastor's Desk January 14, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/12/18

The liturgical season… of “Ordinary Time” returns, now that the Christmas season is over. In today’s readings, we reflect on our call to be disciples. In the first reading, Samuel responds to God’s call by saying, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” In the Gospel, the disciples are drawn ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 7, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/05/18

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, and one white. This is symbolic of the meaning of ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 31, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/28/17

Christmas… is more than a day; it’s a whole season! During this time, we celebrate different aspects of the Christmas story. Today, we observe the feast of the Holy Family, and consider how the family of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus is a model for us in all of our ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 24, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/21/17

This year’s Advent season… was the shortest it could be, since Christmas Eve is just a few hours after our last mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent. In these final hours before Christmas, the Gospel reading shows Mary as a model of faith and trust. May we follow ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 17, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/15/17

In today’s second reading… St. Paul has some good advice for us, especially at this time of year. He tells us: Rejoice always… Pray without ceasing… Give thanks… Refrain from every kind of evil. These are great ways to help us, like John the Baptist, “prepare the way of ... Read More »

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 »