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Pastor's Desk July 9, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 7/07/17

In today’s Gospel… Jesus reminds us how important it is for us to rest from our labors. But the “rest” that Jesus promises is much more than just some time off from work, or our attendance at a picnic (as nice as that can be!) To “rest in the ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk July 2, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/29/17

The connection… between today’s first reading and Gospel is the virtue of hospitality. In the first reading, the prophet Elisha is welcomed by a woman and her husband. Because of their kindness, Elisha promises that God will reward them. In the Gospel, Jesus says “Whoever receives you receives me… ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk June 25, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/23/17

Fear… is something that affects all of us. Little children can be afraid of the dark. Teens can fear whether or not their peers will accept them. Adults can be afraid of many things, including what the future might bring. In our first reading, Jeremiah fears that even his ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk June 18, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/16/17

The Eucharist… is truly an amazing gift! Bread and wine become for us the body and blood of Christ! As we celebrate today the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, may we reaffirm our belief in the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel: “Whoever eats my flesh ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk June 11, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/09/17

John 3:16… At sporting events, it’s not unusual to see someone in the crowd holding a sign that simply says “John 3:16.” This verse of scripture begins today’s Gospel: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk June 4, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 6/02/17

• Happy Pentecost!… The glorious Easter season comes to a conclusion this weekend as we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost. The Spirit is alive in the church and in our hearts. It is seen in a special way through the gifts we have been given to share with ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 28, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/26/17

In today’s Gospel… we hear a prayer conversation that Jesus has with God, his Father. In this most tender prayer, Jesus prays to the Father for each of us! Jesus prays that we may continue the work that he has begun. We do this by witnessing in our lives ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 21, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/19/17

In today’s Gospel… Jesus says that he will never abandon us: “I will not leave you orphans.” He promises to send the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth. And Jesus keeps his promises! The Holy Spirit is truly God’s presence in our lives and in our world. We received ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 14, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/12/17

In today’s Gospel… Jesus states that he is “the way, the truth, and the life.” So often in life, we lose our way, and are looking for direction. Sometimes, we’re afraid. Jesus tells us “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Follow Jesus! He is the way.  Happy Mother’s ... Read More »

Pastor's Desk May 7, 2017

Posted by Ms Kathy Pfeifer on 5/05/17

The Fourth Sunday of Easter… which we celebrate today, is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday,” since the scripture readings contain references to shepherd, sheep, and flock. In today’s Gospel, Jesus promises eternal life to all who follow him. As Jesus says in today’s gospel, “I came so that they ... Read More »