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Pastor's Desk May 14, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/12/17

In today’s Gospel… Jesus states that he is “the way, the truth, and the life.” So often in life, we lose our way, and are looking for direction. Sometimes, we’re afraid. Jesus tells us “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Follow Jesus! He is the way.  Happy Mother’s ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 7, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/05/17

The Fourth Sunday of Easter… which we celebrate today, is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday,” since the scripture readings contain references to shepherd, sheep, and flock. In today’s Gospel, Jesus promises eternal life to all who follow him. As Jesus says in today’s gospel, “I came so that they ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 30, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/28/17

Today’s Gospel… is the wonderful story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Although they didn’t recognize him at first, Jesus journeys with them on the road. In our lives as well, Jesus is always traveling with us. Sometimes, we too don’t recognize his presence. But let there ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 23, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/21/17

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 16, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/13/17

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 April 9, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/07/17

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 April 2, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/31/17

Springtime… is a season that promises new life and growth. The word “Lent” itself means spring, as we are called to new life during this holy season. Our scripture readings today are so appropriate to this focus. In the Gospel, Jesus gives life to Lazarus. In the first reading, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 26, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/24/17

In today’s Gospel… Jesus heals a blind man. But the story is about much more than a physical healing. It is about seeing with the eyes of faith. We’re called to look beyond outward appearances. God says this beautifully in today’s first reading: “Not as man sees does God ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 19, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/17/17

“Water, water, everywhere”… is a line from a famous poem. But it could also refer to today’s Scripture readings. In the first reading, Moses received water from the rock. In the Gospel, we hear the wonderful story of Jesus presenting himself as life-giving water to the Samaritan woman. What ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 12, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/10/17

Lent is a journey… from the old to the new. In our first reading, God called Abram (later renamed Abraham) to leave his homeland, and journey to an unknown land. This must have been difficult for Abram, but he did as the Lord asked. In so doing, God promised ... Read More »