Browsing the July 2019 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Feast of St Alphonsus

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/31/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen…

This past Thursday we celebrated the feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the founder of the Redemptorists.  Today at mass, we remember him and the great efforts he put into evangelizing the people of God in southern Italy during the 1700’s.  I never knew ... Read More »

Prayer

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/24/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This past weekend, I believe, was a difficult one for all of us here at the Rock.  It is not easy to move on after change.  We heard the news about the changes to be made for our Redemptorist confreres in June, but ... Read More »

Departure, Pt 2

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/17/19

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well this is it. My final Sunday and final letter. It has been an honor and a blessing being your pastor. I am sure that if my dad, his mother and sisters, were still alive, they would have gotten a kick out of ... Read More »

Departure, Pt 1

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/10/19

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As a preacher I am seldom short on words. In fact, I once heard someone say about preachers, “they come in a gaseous state and expand to fill all available space” ...how true. But on this occasion, I find it hard to find ... Read More »

Freedom for All

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/01/19

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

This week we celebrated, what is for some, a painful holiday. This is only made worse by those who are completely blind to this fact. I have been involved in one aspect or another of social justice all my adult life. I have ... Read More »

Letters

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/01/19

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well there aren’t too many of these letters left to write. My father was a machinist for Anheuser Busch for most of his life. He was an insurance broker for several years. But what he always wanted to be was a writer. He ... Read More »