Browsing the July 2015 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Happy Feast Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/29/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Happy Feast Day! Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (The Redemptorists), and of course, the Patron Saint of our parish. Oh, and no, his middle name was not "Rock." Actually ... Read More »

One Baptism, One Faith and One God

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/25/15

  Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Since the very foundations of Christianity, strife amongst Christians seems to have been common place. From his prison cell, Paul urges the Ephesians to be at peace, to just try and get along. He reminds them, and us, that there is but one ... Read More »

Reaping a Rich Harvest for God

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/15/15

Dear sisters & brothers in Christ,

I have found there are two types of end-of-day weariness. With the first, when I look back over the day and reflect on how much I accomplished, the tasks that were completed, the problems solved, projects organized and delegated, etc., etc. etc. With ... Read More »

Farewell Fr. Paul and the Priviledge of the Journey

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/11/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Last Sunday we shared the sad news that Fr. Paul is returning to Chicago. It has been a real blessing to have him present here in our community, and especially, preaching on a regular basis. Not only does it give you all a ... Read More »

Independence Day

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/01/15

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day. For some it is a focus on The Revolutionary War and the throwing off of the British chains of oppression. However, I do not have to tell you that there were many who did not have their chains removed until much later, and ... Read More »