Browsing Pastor's Reflections

How Will You Use Your Gifts?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/02/19

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

In our first reading we hear from the prophet Jeremiah (1:4), “The word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I ... Read More »

Faithful Lives

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/23/19

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As Luke suggests, there was once quite a few gospels floating around the Christian communities. Many of these have been lost through time, while all but four of the rest were deemed not to be inspired by God. The situation was not so ... Read More »

New Beginnings

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/22/19

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

Whether you operate on the calendar year, the liturgical year, the school year, the fiscal year, or some altogether other calendar, the beginning of a new year is always special. Even though one day may look much like the next to the outside observer, and ... Read More »

My Visit to Indianapolis

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/09/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen… 

As you know, this past week I had the good fortune of going to Indianapolis for a young adult conference.  In fact, before I left I had asked you for your prayers and I thank you for that because everything went very well.  ... Read More »

Loving Self

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/11/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” While I am not really sure if it was on Jesus’ mind when He offered this as the second of the “Great Commandments,” I have always had the notion that you ... Read More »

Advent...A Time of Preparation

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/06/18

From the desk of Fr Stephen 

In today’s gospel we hear John the Baptist announcing to the people that they must repent.  This is a theme that every prophet that ever lived in Israel announced to the people.  Unfortunately, many of these prophets were killed.  Evidently, people do not ... Read More »

Living Our Faith

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/28/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, 

Today’s Gospel is often used to predict that which cannot be known. Jesus clearly states that even He does not know the day, nor the hour, only The Father knows. But still people try to decipher clues, signs and portents. From Ancient Aztec ... Read More »

Christ the King

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/20/18

From the Desk of Fr Stephen

As I read today’s gospel for my preaching this weekend, and also writing in this bulletin article, I was struck by the fact that we read this gospel every Good Friday as part of the reading of the Passion.  As I was reading ... Read More »

Faith Journey is a Group Pilgrimage

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/14/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Today’s Gospel is often used to predict that which cannot be known. Jesus clearly states that even He does not know the day, nor the hour, only The Father knows. But still people try to decipher clues, signs and portents. From Ancient Aztec ... Read More »

Card Party Sunday!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/07/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well it’s CARD PARTY Sunday!!! This event has been going on for well over 50 years. In fact, I was unable to find out exactly when it started. Some parishioners and staff clearly remember it happening in the early 70’s. In the early ... Read More »