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Pastor's Desk March 10, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/08/19

The first reading today speaks of the chosen people, grateful for the blessing of their deliverance from slavery in Egypt, brought the first fruits of the Promised Land to the Lord. This bringing of the best to our Lord is something that our parishes, Saint John Capistran and Saint ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk March 3, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 3/01/19

If a picture paints a thousand words, then each one of us is called to paint the words of Jesus this day. Saint Paul calls us God’s work of art and we are to be portraits of God in our present situation. Created in God’s image and likeness, we ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 24, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/22/19

Going above and beyond . . . This is what Jesus asks of those who choose to follow him. We are called to transcend mere human thinking and to examine life with the eyes and the heart of God. We proclaim a message of love that is unconditional rooted ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 17, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/15/19

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus’ great sermon is given on the plain, a level place that demonstrates his oneness with us. Luke places the Beatitudes in the context of an “eye to eye, heart to heart” talk in which Jesus promises to walk with his followers on this ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 10, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/08/19

We are called and chosen. We are anointed in baptism and sent forth to proclaim the good news of salvation. We are sent to bring other women and men to the joy we have found in following Jesus. Jesus is our rock and our foundation and we are his ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk February 3, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 2/01/19

The second reading today is one of the most popular choices for weddings. In these days of On Mission, as we seek to discover just how we at Saint John Capistran and Saint Thomas More will become one community of faith, the words of Paul seem quite apropos for ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 27, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/25/19

Jesus inaugurates his ministry as the fulfillment of a promise. This is his State of the Community address. He has come to proclaim liberty to captives, give sight to the blind, bring good news to the poor and freedom to the oppressed. Jesus still carries out this mission through ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 20, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/18/19

The wedding feast of Cana is probably one of the best known passages of Scripture. It relates Jesus first miracle, a miracle performed in a time of joyful love at its very beginning, the love of a newly married couple full of hope, faith and promise. Yet, the bride ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 13, 2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/11/19

“In you I am well pleased . . .” These words, spoken by the Father on the Feast of The Baptism of Jesus, mark the beginning of Jesus public ministry. This great feast, which marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of ordinary time, remind us ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk January 6,2019

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 1/04/19

The Feast of the Epiphany commemorates the revelation of Jesus as the Savior of the World. Technically, it recalls that the three wise men came to offer Jesus their homage and bring gifts to the newborn King. Yet, the word itself, though it means the appearance or manifestation of ... Read More »