Browsing the May 2018 archive of Pastor's Reflections

What makes us Church?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/31/18

What makes us Church?

Is it attending mass on Sunday?  Is it welcoming visitors and making them feel at home?  Is it serving in a ministry?  Is it tithing regularly to support the church and its mission?  It is all these things and more! 

Church should make us feel ... Read More »

June--A Busy Month

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/23/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As I mentioned last Sunday, I am out of town for a couple weeks for some R&R. Since Hawaii is erupting and the West Coast is on fire, I’ve decided to head in the opposite direction. I am planning on doing a little ... Read More »

Pentecost 2018

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/17/18

Happy Birthday, Church!

 

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

It is a wonderful feast day that we celebrate today, the official birth of The Church and the gift of The Holy Spirit. Now I will confess that I grew up like most white American Catholics with little sense ... Read More »

Dialogue 18

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/17/18

Last week I was in Canandaigua, New York.  I am on a committee that is preparing for Dialogue 18 this summer which runs from July 30-Aug 3.  This Dialogue is intended to bring together young adults from Redemptorist ministries in North America.  This is not the first attempt to ... Read More »

CSsR Meeting

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/02/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I am out of town this week through next weekend. As I mentioned in an earlier letter, this is a very busy year for us Redemptorists. We have several different sets of meetings that we need to attend, most of which require us ... Read More »