Browsing the August 2017 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Darkness Cannot Extinguish Light

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/31/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Tragedies like Charlottesville can make one wonder if all of the marches and the sit-ins, the placards and the yard signs, the preaching and the statements issued have made any difference at all. The depth of some people's hate, and their pure ignorance ... Read More »

The Peace of Christ

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/24/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

If anyone in all of history was falsely arrested and unjustly condemned that person would be Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ. Not only was he not guilty of the charges for which he was arrested, He was not guilty of anything. And I ... Read More »

We Are A Family

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/19/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Last Sunday I preached about "The Boat" imagery, which used to be a popular metaphor for The Church. It works well when we think about The Church being a community on a journey, especially when that journey encounters a storm. Well church, these ... Read More »

A Celebration of YOU--Our 150th Jubilee Gala

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/10/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I must confess that I've been a little surprised by the apparent lack of enthusiasm for our 150th Jubilee year. Correct me if I am wrong. My own excitement is a deep sense of gratitude to what The Rock (the people, not the ... Read More »

St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/03/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Since we are celebrating our Feast Day today I thought I would share just a bit of the story behind the founding of the Redemptorist Order and how the Holy Spirit led us to the corner of Cook & Grand.

After Alphonsus Liguori ... Read More »