Browsing Pastor's Reflections

The Trinity

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/18/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The Gospel today is short, but there is one very significant verse or phrase where Jesus states that He and The Father are One. The Trinity can be a very difficult concept to grasp, but the truth is that it is one of ... Read More »

Thank You!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/30/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I pray you had a blessed Easter, and a joyful time to spend with loved ones. It was nice to see so many of your grown children back home for a visit. We also had some former parishioners attending our Easter liturgies, and ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/22/16

We've made it my sisters and brothers. We have made our annual Lenten journey, we've accompanied our Lord through His Passion and death, and now we rejoice at the glorious news, "He got up!" It is Resurrection Day, the day of our salvation. It is the time of our ... Read More »

"He is not here, He has RISEN!!!"

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/15/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Today we celebrate the Passion of our Lord. It seems like there is a constant struggle for us to fully appreciate the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. It is easy for us, especially 2000 years after the fact, to take it all ... Read More »

Cast The First Stone

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/09/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Whenever we have candidates in our RCIA process it is recommended that we use the cycle "A" readings for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent. While these are very powerful and significant readings (especially to those new to the faith), it ... Read More »

Mary's Gift

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/02/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

This week's sign in our "4-Signs of a Dynamic Catholic" series is generosity. It fits in well with our current campaign to raise money to repair our air conditioner. By the way, last Sunday our pledges hit 75%, so I want to say ... Read More »

The More We Learn The Less We Know

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

There's an old saying, "The more you learn, the less you know," or if it's not an old saying, it should be. For everything that you learn, you realize just how much you don't know. Every answer leads to several more questions. On ... Read More »

How Would We Fare Against The Temptations That Jesus Faced

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

How do you think you would fare against the three temptations that Jesus faced: hunger, power, obedience to God?

1) Hunger: It's hard for us to imagine sometimes that there is a genuine food shortage in the world. We are surrounded by food. We ... Read More »

There's Always Something

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

If you have not heard the news, this past summer a piece of our air conditioning system, known as a chiller, quit working. Our system has two of these units so we were able to get through the summer on the remaining chiller. ... Read More »

Guilt By Association

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Last Sunday a parishioner asked me about the movie that is out about the Church's pedaphile scandal. She told me she had never been so ashamed of being a Catholic. (I know exactly how she feels.) She also asked/recommended that I see it. ... Read More »