Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Struggles

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/14/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Once again we have two options for our readings today. Any parish that has people in their RCIA process read the A-cycle readings, and so, we have not heard the B or C cycle reading for quite a while. In the B-cycle Gospel ... Read More »

Doers of the Word

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/07/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

While the Sunday readings work on a three year cycle, most years we read the A cycle readings on the 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays of Lent as part of the RCIA process. Although the fact that we are not baptizing anyone this ... Read More »

Your Lenten Journey

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, I pray your Lenten journey is off to a good start. If you haven’t yet committed yourself to some Lenten activities of prayer, fasting and good works, it is never too late. As part of your prayer, you might consider some spiritual reading. ... Read More »

Lent-Rascism, Pt 2

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/20/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I have no idea how many priests obeyed the Bishop and preached on the ‘Sin of Racism’ last Sunday, but I do commend those who did for I realize it is not an easy thing to do. Last Sunday I mentioned in my ... Read More »

Lent-Rascism

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/14/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Welcome, fellow disciples, to our pilgrimage of Lent, as we seek a path that will lead us ever closer to our God and the great gift of our Salvation. We begin the journey by “turning away from sin and to be ever more ... Read More »

Raising Children, Pt 2

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/08/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

A couple weeks ago I wrote a letter about the importance of passing on our faith to our children. Any good and loving parent wants to teach their child/children about the important things in life. And part of that is to teach them ... Read More »

Youth

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/31/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

Next Sunday, besides being our usual Fellowship Sunday, we will be having a meeting for all of our youth and teens, everyone eighteen and younger. While I applaud those who have volunteered to do Youth Ministry, and I hope they continue to do so, I ... Read More »

Fr Steve Benden's Bio

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/25/18

Hello,

My name is Fr. Steve Benden.  I am originally from St. Louis, but this is the first time I have lived here as a priest.  I am very happy to be here.  As a Redemptorist, I have had many different assignments around the country.  I have been involved ... Read More »

Raising Children, Pt 1

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/20/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, For most of us, our faith is something passed down through our family from generation to generation. But I have certainly listened to more than one parent’s frustrations about their children not practicing the faith. In spite of all they taught and the example ... Read More »

Inspired...Encouraged...Dedicated

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/10/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I want to congratulate the children who are being baptized today at our 11 am mass. We joyfully welcome them into God’s Holy Family today as our Heavenly Father claims them as His very own sons and daughters. May they live their lives ... Read More »