Browsing the 2016 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Happy New Year!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/29/16

Happy New Year!

I pray you have a happy and blessed New Year. I also pray that you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Kwanza, for those who celebrate their African-American heritage. I always think it's funny when people say they don't celebrate Kwanza because it is a ... Read More »

Merry Christmas & Happy Kwanza

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/21/16

Merry Christmas & Happy Kwanza!!!

I pray that this day brings you and yours an abundance of joy and blessings. Know that God has prepared this special gift for you, the gift of a new born Son lying in a manger, because your Creator loves you with a love ... Read More »

Walking By Faith And Not By Sight

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/14/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, It is not uncommon for people to attribute divine-type knowledge to Jesus of Nazareth, after all, He was the Son of God. Sometimes we do the same thing to Mary. We think that she knew everything that was going to happen to her ... Read More »

Beyond Sunday Campaign

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/07/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

After mass today (Ah ha! I caught you! Reading the bulletin during my sermon! LOL) But seriously, I would like to ask you to come to the gym after mass today for a brief presentation on the Beyond Sunday Campaign. I know that ... Read More »

Educating Our Children For Generations To Come

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/30/16

Dear sisters & brothers in Christ,

        I pray this letter finds you well. No doubt by now, you have heard of Archbishop Carlson's latest capital campaign, "Beyond Sunday." Not only does he expect this to be his last campaign, but I believe it will also be his legacy ... Read More »

Laborers For The Vineyard

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/22/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

     I trust everyone had a good holiday, that you had plenty of turkey and a nice nap. Even though they now claim there isn't enough tryptophan in turkey to make you drowsy, I still think the "Thanksgiving nap" is a tradition worth ... Read More »

So Much To Be Thankful For

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/21/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

     Last Sunday marked my sixth anniversary back at The Rock. It doesn't seem that long, but what is it that they say about time... I do want to thank everyone who had a hand to play in making our Card Party a ... Read More »

Card Party Thank You with a Reminder!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/10/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well it is finally here! Once again it is Card Party Sunday. We just celebrated Br. Terry's golden jubilee. He confessed that it was amazing to think that it has been 50 years since he first became a Redemptorist. It is likewise amazing ... Read More »

A Civic and a Religious Resposibilty

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/03/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The time is upon us! Actually it's time for two things: Voting & Card Party. Two important responsibilities, one civic and one religious. I know this whole election has put a lot of people off, but it is still important. As citizens of ... Read More »

A Person of Prayer

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/03/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

A couple Sunday's ago I preached on the necessity of developing a good and fulfilling prayer life. Everybody needs both, a private prayer life and a communal one, especially if you are trying to fulfill the command to "pray without ceasing" Now for ... Read More »