Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Families

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/20/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As we gather with our families today to celebrate and socialize as a parish family, my mind and heart cannot help but go out to all those families torn apart at the border and throughout our nation. This past week we celebrated “Juneteenth,” ... Read More »

God's Creation

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/18/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Usually when I take a vacation I heed the call to “Go West, (not so-) young man! Go West!” I love the grand open spaces and the amazing beauty of some of our western National Parks. Unfortunately, many of them, especially my favorite, ... Read More »

Catholic Social Teaching

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/06/18

Is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God's special love for the poor and called God's people to a covenant of love and justice. It is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who ... Read More »

What makes us Church?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/31/18

What makes us Church?

Is it attending mass on Sunday?  Is it welcoming visitors and making them feel at home?  Is it serving in a ministry?  Is it tithing regularly to support the church and its mission?  It is all these things and more! 

Church should make us feel ... Read More »

June--A Busy Month

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/23/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As I mentioned last Sunday, I am out of town for a couple weeks for some R&R. Since Hawaii is erupting and the West Coast is on fire, I’ve decided to head in the opposite direction. I am planning on doing a little ... Read More »

Pentecost 2018

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/17/18

Happy Birthday, Church!

 

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

It is a wonderful feast day that we celebrate today, the official birth of The Church and the gift of The Holy Spirit. Now I will confess that I grew up like most white American Catholics with little sense ... Read More »

Dialogue 18

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/17/18

Last week I was in Canandaigua, New York.  I am on a committee that is preparing for Dialogue 18 this summer which runs from July 30-Aug 3.  This Dialogue is intended to bring together young adults from Redemptorist ministries in North America.  This is not the first attempt to ... Read More »

CSsR Meeting

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/02/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I am out of town this week through next weekend. As I mentioned in an earlier letter, this is a very busy year for us Redemptorists. We have several different sets of meetings that we need to attend, most of which require us ... Read More »

Let Your Little Light Shine

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/25/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

 I first want to once again congratulate our Lwanga awardees: Carol Henderson Powell and Jasmine Dumaine. They are both wonderful examples of active Parishioners who are very involved in the life of the Parish. Carol has not only served our larger St. Louis ... Read More »

Upcoming Events

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/19/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,           

This week I just have a few quick things I want to share with you. I want to remind you of some of the upcoming events and opportunities. Bishop Murry will be at SLU this Wednesday. He is ... Read More »