Browsing the July 2018 archive of Pastor's Reflections

What does The Church mean to you?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/26/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

This week Fr. Steve and four of our young adults are attending a conference, with about 35 others, at our retreat center in western New York. The purpose of this “Dialogue” is to listen to these young Christians discuss their spiritual needs and what they ... Read More »

Stewards of Creation

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/24/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

At the beginning of the Book of Genesis, God entrusts all of creation to our care. We became not only part of Creation, but its stewards. It seems all my life people have argued over the environment. Whether it was the true effects ... Read More »

Life Requires Balance

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/24/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Life requires balance. Type “A” personalities used to be praised, and in some places they still are. Those who used to be in charge of the formation of priests used to say that taking a day off was a sign of weakness and ... Read More »

Gun Violence and Our Youth

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/02/18

Violence has been a part of the human condition almost from the very beginning.  In Genesis, we read that Cain slays his brother Abel just because Cain was lazy, and he was jealous of the way God loved Abel.  The whole of the Old Testament is filled with cases ... Read More »