Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Educating Our Children For Generations To Come

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/30/16

Dear sisters & brothers in Christ,

        I pray this letter finds you well. No doubt by now, you have heard of Archbishop Carlson's latest capital campaign, "Beyond Sunday." Not only does he expect this to be his last campaign, but I believe it will also be his legacy ... Read More »

Laborers For The Vineyard

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/22/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

     I trust everyone had a good holiday, that you had plenty of turkey and a nice nap. Even though they now claim there isn't enough tryptophan in turkey to make you drowsy, I still think the "Thanksgiving nap" is a tradition worth ... Read More »

So Much To Be Thankful For

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/21/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

     Last Sunday marked my sixth anniversary back at The Rock. It doesn't seem that long, but what is it that they say about time... I do want to thank everyone who had a hand to play in making our Card Party a ... Read More »

Card Party Thank You with a Reminder!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/10/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well it is finally here! Once again it is Card Party Sunday. We just celebrated Br. Terry's golden jubilee. He confessed that it was amazing to think that it has been 50 years since he first became a Redemptorist. It is likewise amazing ... Read More »

A Civic and a Religious Resposibilty

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/03/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The time is upon us! Actually it's time for two things: Voting & Card Party. Two important responsibilities, one civic and one religious. I know this whole election has put a lot of people off, but it is still important. As citizens of ... Read More »

A Person of Prayer

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/03/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

A couple Sunday's ago I preached on the necessity of developing a good and fulfilling prayer life. Everybody needs both, a private prayer life and a communal one, especially if you are trying to fulfill the command to "pray without ceasing" Now for ... Read More »

Parish Council Election Process

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/21/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The time is upon us to change up our Parish Council. We have tweaked the makeup of our Council and how we will choose the new members. From this point forward we will hold elections during the Fall of even numbered years. During ... Read More »

Our College Students

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/07/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Five thousand miles and I found my way back home, despite everything waiting for me upon my return, it's always good to come home to The Rock. Unfortunately, I have to turn around and hit the road tomorrow morning in order to attend ... Read More »

Busy Times Ahead!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/07/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

While most of us live by the Gregorian Calendar, some people still live according to the Julian Calendar. There are those who live their life according to the fiscal calendar. Maybe it was all those years I spent in school, but I still ... Read More »

“Step Up & Sign Up"

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/31/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I was reminded recently that "Sign Me Up Sunday" is just around the   corner. This past Lent we made note that in almost every parish 7% of the parishioners do almost all of the work. Of course, we all know that is not ... Read More »