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Pastor's Desk January 15, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/13/17

The liturgical season… of “Ordinary Time” returns, and lasts until the beginning of Lent. In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist reflects on the baptism of Jesus, and says; “Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” We are also called to testify that Jesus ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 8, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/06/17

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, one white. This is symbolic of the meaning of today’s ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 1, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/29/16

Happy New Year!… May 2017 be for each of us a year of peace, health, and happiness. May it be a time when we continue to grow in love for God and one another. As today we celebrate Mary, the Mother of God, may we imitate her faith throughout ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 25, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/23/16

Merry Christmas!… We heartily welcome all who have come here to St. John Capistran Church to celebrate the birth of Jesus. May the joy of this Christmas celebration stay with us every day. May we be more loving, hopeful, and faithful. If you don’t come to Church regularly, maybe ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 18, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/16/16

“Emmanuel”… means “God is with us.” It’s a profound reality: God sent us his only Son! God never abandons his people, but is truly with us. In this last week of Advent, may we be heartened that God loves us so very much. May this realization fill our hearts ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 11, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/09/16

In today’s second reading… St. Paul has some good advice for us, especially at this time of year. First, he tells us: “Be patient.” Great words, since patience can be in short supply as Christmas draws near! Secondly, St. Paul admonishes us: “Do not complain about one another.” More ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk December 4, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 12/02/16

John the Baptist… makes his appearance in today’s Gospel, proclaiming “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” As Isaiah foretold, John is the voice that reminds us: “Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight his paths!” What are we doing to prepare for the Lord’s coming? ... Read More »

Pastor's Deck November 27, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/26/16

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 is ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 20, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/18/16

Christ is the King!… The liturgical year ends today with the feast of Christ the King. In our Gospel, we are reminded that Christ is no ordinary king. In fact, this humble king chose to die on the cross for us. Christ’s kingdom is not of this world. May ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk November 13, 2016

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/11/16

Today’s Gospel… presents a rather unsettling scene, as Jesus talks about the end of the world. The Gospel is not meant to frighten us, but to give us hope. Yes, it’s true that the world will end someday. But we shouldn’t fret about it, as those who believe in ... Read More »