Browsing the April 2015 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Taking a Glimpse & Keeping the Faith

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/29/15

Have you checked the tomb lately? You know, just to make sure it’s still empty. Sometimes we get all caught up in the moment, we get all excited, and our faith is very strong while we are in the midst of celebrating a feast like Easter. Like Thomas, we ... Read More »

Prayer, A Little Prompting....... And An Anniversary!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/15

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Besides being the 4th Sunday of Easter and Good Shepherd Sunday, today is also the World Day for Prayer for Vocations. We all know that the demand for priests, especially competent pastors, is quickly outpacing the supply. When Alphonsus Liguori was first ordained ... Read More »

Much To Do Before We Rest

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/17/15

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Some Scripture scholars and historians make the point that Jesus never intended to found a new Church. He was a good and faithful Jew, and much of His teaching was about the correct interpretation of Jewish Law. However, some of His teachings would ... Read More »

Sell What I Have And Give It To The Poor?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/17/15

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Along with the post-Resurrection gospel stories, we also begin to hear stories of the early Christian communities. Of course, they did not think of themselves as Christians yet, but we often use that term to distinguish those Jews who believed Jesus of Nazareth ... Read More »

Happy Resurrection Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/04/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  HAPPY EASTER! Happy Resurrection Day! If you have not heard, the tomb was EMPTY!  Yes, indeed, there was no dead body in the tomb, and the angels asked the puzzled women, "Why do you look for the Living One amongst the dead?" We ... Read More »