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Pastor's Desk June 2, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/31/19

Of all of the gifts the Father gave to his son, we too are called a gift by Jesus himself. As we live our faith each day, Jesus sends us forth as his friends and disciples to change the world in his name and his image. Jesus himself prays ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 26, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/24/19

In today’s Gospel passage, part of Jesus’ farewell address to his Apostles, Jesus promises the gift of the Spirit who will teach and guide us in our mission. This great gift of the Holy Spirit, given on Pentecost to the Apostles and given to us in every Sacramental encounter ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 19, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/17/19

In this age of technology and instant access, people seek to be “in the know.” There are 24 hour news services on both television and on our phones and computers. People Magazine makes sure we are up to date on the latest celebrity news and facts about others who ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 12, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/10/19

Today, Jesus reminds us that he is the good shepherd and we are the sheep of his flock. We hear his voice and we follow. Over the past few weeks we had a stellar production of “Godspell, Jr.” performed prayerfully by and with the great gifts and talents of ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 5, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/03/19

In the beloved musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”, Tevye asks his wife of twenty-five years, Golde, “Do you love me? And she asks in return, “Do I what?” They realize, however, that although their marriage was arranged, they really have grown to love one another and that they are ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 28, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/26/19

Jesus enters the upper room offering the disciples the gift of his peace. There are no accusations or recriminations, just the risen Lord reuniting with his friends in peace, making them whole again. There are so many things Jesus could have asked or said that night. He might have ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 21, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/17/19

The Lord is risen, it is true! Alleluia! This is the great proclamation of Easter. This is our hope and our joy: that we who have died with Christ will live with him forever. Just before dawn, the stone was rolled away and Jesus rose from the tomb with ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 14, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/12/19

The celebration of Palm Sunday and the Proclamation of the Passion opens Holy Week for us. These are the High Holy Days for us as we move toward the conclusion of Lent and the celebration of the Easter Triduum with Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Great Easter Vigil ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk April 7, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 4/05/19

The story from the Gospel of John regarding the woman caught in adultery is one of the most defining moments in Jesus’ ministry. We are told that the woman was caught in the very act of adultery and her judges are most ready to stone her. Yet, Jesus refuses ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 31, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/29/19

The parable of the Prodigal Son is sometimes referred to as the parable of the forgiving father. Following the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin in Luke, this particular parable summarizes the great gift of God’s merciful love. The father is not detached from his lost ... Read More »