Browsing the December 2017 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Merry Christmas

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/19/17

Merry Christmas!

I realize that technically this morning is only the fourth week of Advent, but it is hard to hold back the joy, since this fourth week is only 24 hours long. Hard to focus on preparation due to the nearness of our God, for our Savior draws nigh.

I have always loved Christmas. And I have always been amazed at the change that comes over most people, even non-religious people. Maybe it is simply habit, since most of us were told as children that if we weren’t good Santa would put us on the naughty list. But I think it is more than that. I think the joy and the niceness are contagious. It is easy to get caught up in the spirit of the season, with all the music and decorations, with all the Christmas themed shows and everyone being a bit nicer to each other. But I also believe in the Incarnation, and I think this tangible presence of our God, this incarnation of love and joy, has the power to transform even the Scrooges amongst us. So go ahead and spread the joy, go ahead and wear a smile and be happy. If nothing else, it will make everyone wonder why you are so ... Read More »

Just What I Needed

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/13/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

My main purpose for being away was to attend a two week Renewal program that everyone in the Denver Province has been attending. I had to cancel my original plans due to things happening here, and this was the last one. It was just what ... Read More »

Co-Redemptorist Association

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/06/17

"God did not send the Son into the world to condemn it, but that the world might be saved through him" [John 3:17]

Co-Redemptorists are lay men and women who take an active role in helping to recruit and support young men who choose to pursue religious life as ... Read More »