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From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 18, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/14/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As we all know, this time of the year is election time. It is an important time, especially every four years with the Presidential election.  On November 3rd, all Americans 18 years and older have the right to vote for their chosen candidate. ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 11, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/07/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This past Monday was the Feast of Blessed Francis Seelos.  He is a Redemptorist known for his heroic care for the yellow fever victims in New Orleans in the 1860s.  His love and care for them led him to contract the disease himself ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 4, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/30/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

We have heard a lot lately from Sacred Scripture about the vineyard.  In ancient times the vineyard was a very important part of the people’s life.  If they were not producing grapes for selling wine, people generally had their orchards to produce grapes ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sept 27, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/23/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As we know, St. Alphonsus Liguori is the founder of the Redemptorists.  He founded the Congregation to preach to the poor and most abandoned of southern Italy.  He did this very well, although it took some years before the Redemptorists were finally well ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sept 20, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/16/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

NOT FAIR!  NOT FAIR!  How often have we heard those exact words, or something similar, lately?

In the Gospel today, several groups of workers go into the vineyard to work.  The workers go out at different times of the day and work different ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sept 13, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/09/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As Christians and people of God, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he willingly did the will of his Father and came to earth to suffer and die for us.  By his death, we were set free, ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sept 6, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/03/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

On Saturday, September 12th, “Rock” Church will be participating in a cleanup of Grand Blvd.  Listening to some of our parishioners, there was a group of people from the parish, that took part in clean ups in the past called Project Nehemiah.  I ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 30, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/26/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In last week’s Gospel reading, Simon Peter hit a home run.  If you remember, Jesus was asking who the Apostles thought he was.  Peter responded, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  There could not have been a more appropriate ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 23, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/19/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks the Apostles who they say he is.  They know who he is, but they give answers that other people have given.  Jesus does not want to hear what other people are saying; he wants to know what the ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 16, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/12/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

I purchased a book recently called Do Something Beautiful for God.  It is a book that has quotes in it from St. Mother Teresa for every day of the year.  In the August 9 quote, she talks about love, peace and anger.  She ... Read More »