Browsing the October 2015 archive of Pastor's Reflections

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 »

Just Imagine

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/01/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,       Over the last 25 years the Catholic Church has had the greatest scandals of its entire history. There have been a number of them, some new and some almost as old as the Church itself. Undoubtedly the greatest was the sex abuse ... Read More »