Browsing the June 2018 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Independence Day?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/28/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence, I don’t have to tell you just how UN-equal those freedoms have been. And it is not only an issue of race. It seems with each passing day we see more and more laws and ... Read More »

Families

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/20/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As we gather with our families today to celebrate and socialize as a parish family, my mind and heart cannot help but go out to all those families torn apart at the border and throughout our nation. This past week we celebrated “Juneteenth,” ... Read More »

God's Creation

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/18/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Usually when I take a vacation I heed the call to “Go West, (not so-) young man! Go West!” I love the grand open spaces and the amazing beauty of some of our western National Parks. Unfortunately, many of them, especially my favorite, ... Read More »

Catholic Social Teaching

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/06/18

Is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God's special love for the poor and called God's people to a covenant of love and justice. It is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who ... Read More »