Browsing the November 2017 archive of Pastor's Reflections

First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/30/17

Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at ... Read More »

Living by Memory: Remembering & Celebrating Black Catholic History Month

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/30/17

Living By Memory:  Remembering and Celebrating Black Catholic History Month

Since 1990, the Church in the United States, through the work of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC), has designated November as Black Catholic History Month. In a special way, the testimony of black Catholics reminds us all ... Read More »

Good News--Sad News

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/18/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I want to begin by thanking Fr. Greg for his service and wisdom today. I am sure all of you appreciate it if for no other reason than it is a break from hearing me. I also want to thank everyone who helped ... Read More »

Happy Card Party Sunday!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/13/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Happy Card Party Sunday! As we celebrate our 150th jubilee it wouldn’t be complete without our annual Card Party. I certainly hope you are planning on attending after Mass. I know some people, especially those new to The Rock, get a bit confused ... Read More »

150 Years of Plentiful Redemption

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/07/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

In the great arc of time 150 years may not sound like much, but when you think how much has happened in that century and a half and how different things were in 1867, well then... When the Redemptorists finally agreed to Archbishop ... Read More »