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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 »

Pastor's Desk August 20, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/18/17

All of our readings today… deal with a similar focus: those people who are “outside our circle” in some way. Isaiah talks about foreigners, Paul speaks of Gentiles, and Jesus deals with a Canaanite woman. We’re called to treat others with respect and love, even those who are different ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk August 13, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 8/11/17

Although God is powerful… God is also gentle. We see this in today’s scriptures. In the first reading, Elijah looks for God, and found him not in the wind, earthquake, or fire, but in a tiny whispering sound. In the Gospel, the gentle, calming, reassuring presence of Jesus is ... Read More »