Browsing the September 2015 archive of Pastor's Reflections

A "Debt" of Gratitude

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/23/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,            Another year older (I turned 54 on Friday) and deeper in debt... A debt of gratitude that is. I truly have so much to be grateful for, and you Rock Church are certainly a large part of that blessing. In the coming ... Read More »

It's Sign Me Up Sunday!!!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/16/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,           It's Sign Me Up Sunday!!! Time once again to re-commit yourself to working in the vineyard, to spreading the Gospel, to building the kingdom of God. Each parish in the Archdiocese is in the midst of doing a self-study on the viability ... Read More »

Faith and Good Works

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/10/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,              Our second reading today (James 2:14-18) speaks about "faith" & "good works." Many Christian have debated over the nature and necessity of "good works." Some argue that "faith" alone is necessary. While others, like us Catholics, argue that both are required. The ... Read More »

In the Vineyard with My Gifts and Talents

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/02/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, It's a bit hard to believe that it is September once again. In spite of the calendar year   beginning January 1st, the fiscal year beginning July 1st, and the liturgical year beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent, for me, September and the beginning ... Read More »