Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Happy Resurrection Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/04/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  HAPPY EASTER! Happy Resurrection Day! If you have not heard, the tomb was EMPTY!  Yes, indeed, there was no dead body in the tomb, and the angels asked the puzzled women, "Why do you look for the Living One amongst the dead?" We ... Read More »

Saying Yes To The Invitation

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/28/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, In today's Gospel Jesus goes from king to criminal in the span of one short week. At first, the people are overjoyed to welcome the miracle worker and healer, but once the authorities labeled Him a threat everything changed, and changed in the ... Read More »

Sweat Equity

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/18/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

This past week at our Parish Council meeting we began a discussion on service. More specifically, we spoke about the need to get more parishioners involved in the various ministries of our parish. We all enjoy the many activities of the parish and ... Read More »

Move to the Right

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/14/15

  Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, “God is good all the time and all the time, God is good!”

On behalf of the Finance Committee I want to thank you all for wholeheartedly embracing our “Move to the Right” campaign.  One by one we have noticed an increase ... Read More »

Legal Disclosure

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/04/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  LEGAL DISCLOSURE: I am not saying that everyone has to come to church in the middle of a snow storm, or worse, an ice storm. If you don't feel safe then you, most certainly, should stay at home. -- BTW, that also means ... Read More »

This is my Beloved Son. Listen to Him

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/25/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,            As I mentioned last week, when you take out all of the miracles and healings, all of the arguments and debates, and other non-preaching parts of the Gospel, there is not much left of Jesus's actual sermons. And so, what is there ... Read More »

Lenten Journey

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/18/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,            Welcome to another Lenten journey. Once more we accept our Lord's invitation to spend some time in the wilderness. We take some time from our busy lives to refocus ourselves as disciples, to recommit ourselves to lives of prayer, fasting and good ... Read More »

Lord, Help Me to Pray

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/11/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  Happy St. Valentine's Day!  

In last Sunday's Gospel, despite having a very late night healing and expelling demons, Jesus arose very early and went off to a deserted place to pray. Even though He was the Anointed of God, even the Son of ... Read More »

The Leaning Tree

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/04/15

 Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,            Unless you're very in-observant, or possibly came in off Grand, or some other way I don't know about, you are aware that we lost an old friend this week. The leaning tree of Cook Ave. I know it was well over sixty ... Read More »

Come Follow Me

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/04/15

 Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,        In last Sunday's Gospel, all Jesus said was "Come follow me," and Andrew, Peter, James and John left everything behind and followed Jesus. This Sunday the people are awe struck. They can hardly believe the authority with which Jesus speaks. But we ... Read More »