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Pastor's Desk November 4, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 11/02/18

As we continue to reflect and pray on the tragic events at the Tree of Life Synagogue last week, our hearts are weighed down by sadness and mourning. As people of faith who strive to keep the great commandments of loving God and our neighbor, we may be struck ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 28, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/26/18

“Master, I want to see.” Bartimaeus request is for more than his physical sight. We know this because, once he sees the person of Jesus through his faith, his whole journey is disrupted. From sitting by the side of the road trying to get Jesus’ attention, Bartimaeus becomes a ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 21, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/24/18

Everyone wants the best seats. I speak from experience as I am one who always tries to get the best seats for theatre. I like to be close to the action, to have an unobstructed view of things. My sister used to call me her favorite theatre “snob.” 

The ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 14, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/11/18

How important … are our possessions to us? There’s nothing wrong with being wealthy, but today’s Scriptures encourage us to put the material things of this world in perspective, and our first reading asks us to use prudence in this matter. Christians need to consider what we do with ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk October 7, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 10/05/18

Marriage … is the focus of today’s first reading and Gospel. Marriage is a sacrament, and husbands and wives are called to let love deepen and mature as the years go on, “for better, for worse.” It’s a challenge, and married couples will receive strength when they stay close ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 30, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/28/18

Who has authority … to speak for God? That is a question considered both in today’s first reading and Gospel. Jesus addresses the issue by stating “Whoever is not against us is for us.” However, it is sometimes difficult to discern who is really speaking in God’s name. Perhaps ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 23, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/21/18

Competition … can be fun and healthy. On the other hand, it can be negative and destructive. That seems to be what our Scriptures are telling us today. In the Gospel, the disciples argue about who is the greatest. The first reading from Wisdom speaks about plans to harm ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 16, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/14/18

Who do you say … that Jesus is? That’s the question posed to Peter in today’s Gospel. Peter responds, “You are the Christ!” Who is Jesus to us, and what does it mean to follow him? Today’s Gospel tells us that following Jesus means putting our faith in action, ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 9, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/07/18

How open are we … to God’s word and presence? Both today’s first reading and Gospel address this idea. Isaiah talks about the eyes of the blind being opened, and the ears of the deaf being cleared. In the Gospel, Jesus heals a deaf man. Beyond the physical healing ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk September 2, 2018

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 9/05/18

  Laws, rules, regulations … what’s our attitude about them? Do they restrict or free us? God’s laws are meant to be helpful. But our attitude is also important. This is what Jesus addresses in today’s Gospel. Let’s keep God’s laws with an open heart and receptive spirit, knowing ... Read More »