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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 »

Pastor's Desk March 5, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/03/17

“This is the time of fulfillment… the reign of God is at hand!” This is our clarion call for the Lenten season, which we sing each week at the beginning of our Lenten liturgies. Our lives are only fulfilled when we follow the Lord. But we are tempted, like ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 26, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/24/17

“Don’t worry, be happy!”… was a popular song a number of years ago. Jesus is saying something similar in today’s Gospel. If we trust in God, the things that worry us can be put into perspective because God loves us so much. We hear this beautifully stated in today’s ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 19, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/17/17

Our Scripture readings today… challenge us to love one another in a generous kind of way. Jesus asks us to go beyond the law in the way we love others, and to “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” That’s quite a challenge! Let’s keep trying to ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 12, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/10/17

Laws, rules, commandments… are what we hear about in today’s first reading, responsorial psalm, and Gospel. Unfortunately, sometimes people look upon the laws of God or the church as obstacles to our freedom. In the Gospel, Jesus demonstrates that we need to look at the meaning of a law, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 5, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/03/17

Light… is the focus of our scripture readings today. Although we know that Christ is our light, the readings today stress our role: we are the light of the world. When our good deeds of justice, mercy, and kindness shine forth, the world becomes a brighter place, and reflects ... Read More »