Browsing the 2015 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Doing Something Different

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/21/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As our season of Advent draws to a close and we joyfully await the birth of our soon coming King let us be reminded of what our wait has been about.  Hopefully instead of clearing off the Thanksgiving table and putting up the ... Read More »

Watching and Waiting

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/09/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, A child once asked me why we have to do all this "watching and waiting," when we already know "Who's coming and when?" I had to smile. Then I got a little nervous that the child was going to say we were "watching ... Read More »

Ready To Receive Our Lord & King!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/03/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,       What do you think of when you think of Advent? Are you excited  about the holidays, or do you dread the holidays and all there is to do: cleaning, decorating, shopping, cooking, more cleaning, parties to go to and parties ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/23/15

  Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Happy Thanksgiving! (Please forgive me for being a few days late.) We've all heard the saying, "Put the 'Christ' back in Christmas." Maybe it's time for a new one, "Let's put the 'thanks' back in Thanksgiving." For a long time we have ... Read More »

From Card Party to the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/18/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well it was another successful year for our Card Party, despite having a few empty tables in the gym. I believe our Ad Book went above our goal. I want to thank everyone who rose to my challenge and either bought or sold ... Read More »

Card Party Sunday!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/12/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Well it's here once again, Card Party Sunday! I hope you're all ready for a day of fun and fellowship. While I know it is a lot of work, and is also very important to us financially, it is also important to focus ... Read More »

All Saints

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/31/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, First I want to welcome Fr. Gregory Heille, OP. He is the director of the Aquinas Institute of Preaching, which is where Fr. Maurice received his doctorate. Since Fr. Greg has dedicated his life teaching others the art of preaching, I am very excited ... Read More »

Thanking Our Elders

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/25/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, First let me thank all of our elders. You are a great example to us of the importance of faithful perseverance. Honoring you is not just something we do because it looks politically correct or is culturally fashionable. In this age of instant ... Read More »

Focused on Service and Helping Others

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/14/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, This week I will be in Wisconsin to attend Redemptorist meetings for local superiors. Please pray for safe travels for all those attending the meetings and for a successful outcome to our gathering. In the longer form of the Gospel today, James and ... Read More »

The Vineyard

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/11/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, I first want to thank everyone who had a part to play in the "Spirituals Concert." It was truly a marvelous event, and we had a great crowd, including a group from Mary Mother of The Church. I am very happy that some new ... Read More »