Browsing Pastor's Reflections

United As One

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/25/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

When I was a student, I was very involved in Peace & Justice and participated in several marches. I do remember the hostility that those marches invoked in some people. They called us "communists" and said we were unpatriotic for criticizing the government. ... Read More »

150th Jubilee Banquet

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/18/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

In case you are unaware, our Jubilee Banquet has been scheduled for September 8th, at the Clayton Plaza Hotel. I hope you are as excited as I am about celebrating this milestone in our Parish's history. As a Parish, we have come a ... Read More »

Happy Mother's Day

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/11/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,         

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who have given life, who have mothered someone, who have cared for and/or nurtured someone. We all owe so much to these women (and even the women who had to step up ... Read More »

Adventures from the Past Week

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/04/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I pray your Easter Season has been going well and that you are not too soggy as we continue to celebrate the gift of our Salvation through the Resurrection of Christ. Personally, I had a nice few days to unwind and relax as ... Read More »

Why Attend Sunday Mass?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/02/17

Why Attend Sunday Mass?

The Catholic Church tells us that we have an obligation to go to Mass every Sunday. It is an obligation that most of us fulfill willingly, but many people don’t understand why the Church requires this of us.  In the Third Commandment, God tells us ... Read More »

What should I do if I'm not getting fed in my church?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/20/17

What should I do if I'm not getting fed in my church?

If God's Word is being preached in your church, but you come to feel that you're not getting fed, it may mean that you're not using your own "knife and fork." Many are simply lazy and don't ... Read More »

Happy Easter

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/13/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,         

I pray that your Holy Week was blessed as you walked with your Lord through His Passion and Resurrection. While we spent 40 days in reflective preparation, we now have 50 days to celebrate Christ's Victory on the Cross! ... Read More »

To Worry or Not To Worry

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/05/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

One responsibility I sometimes feel I have as Pastor is "to worry." I worry about attendance. I worry about having a good sermon. I worry that everything is ready and on time for mass (I said I worry, I didn't say it was ... Read More »

Loving Our Neighbor

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/30/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Have you ever wondered why so many of Jesus' healings seem to happen on the Sabbath? With a seven-day week, the odds are 7 to 1 against them happening on any given day. Add to the fact that by sheer habit alone, Jewish ... Read More »

Beyond Sunday...The Final Stretch

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/23/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

 Well you've heard me talk about it for quite a while. If you read my column on a regular basis, you've also read about it a number of times. What am I talking about? BEYOND SUNDAY! Well, we are in the final stretch ... Read More »