Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Precious Gifts

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/05/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

In the 1st Reading today from Isaiah, Yahweh comes to save the people. In doing so: The eyes of the blind are open, The ears of the deaf are cleared, The lame leap, The tongue of the mute sing for joy, And all ... Read More »

Gifts of Time and Talent

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/29/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Even though it’s been 28 years since I attended a regular school year, I still seem to operate on a school calendar. I never got the hang of a “fiscal year,” which is probably why my budgets are always late

Your Parish Needs You

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/27/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

“Our God is an on-time God!” Recently I shared that we had been blessed by being the beneficiaries of a very generous gift left to us by Clarence Zacher. This is truly a blessing as there are a number of items that have been on ... Read More »

Youth at our Parish

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/27/18

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Fr Steve...

A couple of weeks ago, 4 young adults from our parish went to Canandaigua, New York where the Redemptorists have a retreat house.  We met there for a full week with other young adults and Redemptorists from around ... Read More »

Memorial Brick Garden

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/27/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

One of the things that I did not get to do during our Jubilee Year was to install a few special bricks in our Memorial Brick Garden. Throughout our history, there have been a number of people who contributed to The Rock in ... Read More »

The Feast of St Alphonsus

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/01/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

Happy Feast Day!!! Actually, The Feast of St. Alphonsus was on Wednesday, but we decided to transfer the feast of our patron Saint and the founder of the Redemptorists. From birth, Alphonsus’ father had his life mapped out for him. He was the first-born, and ... Read More »

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 »