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Pastor's Desk October 29, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/27/17

Love… is the focus of today’s Gospel. Jesus reminds us that love of neighbor and self must have their origins in the love of God. Our first reading today urges us to especially love the alienated, and to not take advantage of people. May we love others as God ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 22, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/20/17

Religion and politics… two topics that are sure to generate discussion among most people! Such was the case in today’s Gospel, when the Pharisees tried to entrap Jesus in speech. We’re reminded both in our Gospel and first reading that any leadership positions on this earth do not compare ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 15, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/13/17

There’s a lot of feasting… going on in today’s Scriptures! Isaiah speaks of a feast of rich food and choice wines. In the responsorial psalm (the twenty-third psalm, a favorite of many people), the Lord “spreads a table for us.” The Gospel features a wedding feast. All this talk ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 8, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/06/17

The theme of “vineyard”… is a common thread connecting our first reading, responsorial psalm, and gospel today. A vineyard that is taken care of should produce fruit. When it doesn’t, we’re disappointed, and try to figure out the reasons why. As Israel was the vineyard of the Lord, so ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 1, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/29/17

In today’s Gospel… A father asked his sons to work in the vineyard. One son said no (!) but changed his mind later. The other son said yes, but did not go! A good lesson for us is that we have the power to admit our mistakes, change our ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 24, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/22/17

It just doesn’t seem fair… that the laborers in today’s Gospel who worked for only an hour got paid the same as those who worked a full day! But no one was cheated, as those who worked the full day got what was promised to them. The moral of ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 17, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/15/17

Wrath, anger, hate, vengeance… are “heavy” topics to consider! Today’s Scriptures mention these feelings, and we’re challenged to respond to them with forgiveness. How often should we forgive someone? In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us to forgive others over and over again. That’s hard to do! Let’s pray for ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 10, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/08/17

Being in debt… is not something anyone enjoys. Whenever a debt is paid, there’s a sense of relief and joy. On a spiritual level, St. Paul tells us today: ” Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another.” Unlike debts on material things, the “debt” we have regarding ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 3, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/06/17

In today’s second reading… Saint Paul tells us: “Do not conform yourselves to this age…” Although those words were written nearly two thousand years ago, they are as pertinent now as they were then. As Jesus reminds Peter in today’s Gospel, we need to think as God does. This ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 27, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/24/17

Have you ever lost your keys?… Keys are important to us. They unlock doors, and let people inside. In today’s Gospel, Jesus entrusts to Peter the “keys to the kingdom of heaven.” These keys are now entrusted to the Church. They unlock the power of forgiveness, healing, and love. ... Read More »