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From the desk of Fr Stephen May 31, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/28/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

When I was growing up, my family would spend a week in the summertime at Montauk State Park here in Missouri.  It was a trout fishing park, and all six of us kids learned to fish.  I could spend twelve hours a day ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen May 24, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/21/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Barbara Streisand sings a song called Memories.  It is a very nice song, and it reminds the listener of all the people we have lived with who do not live with us anymore.  Sometimes when we have a reunion of some sort, we ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen May 17, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/14/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In today’s Gospel reading Jesus reminds us that He is the way, truth, and life.  This is really important for us to hear.  If we want to live a life devoted to Christ, we must learn to walk in his ways.  One of ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen May 10, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/06/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In today’s Gospel reading Jesus reminds us that he is the way, truth, and life.  This is really important for us to hear.  If we want to live a life devoted to Christ, we must learn to walk in his ways.  One of ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen 03May20

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/30/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

It never ceases to amaze me when I read the Acts of the Apostles just how changed the Apostles were after they receive the Spirit at Pentecost. Whereas they were terrified and confused before this event, they were utterly without fear afterward. This ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 26, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

The Gospel we have before us today comes at the end of Luke. It is a famous Gospel because Jesus walks with these disciples but they do not know it is him. Before the crucifixion, they were his regular companions, and yet, like ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 19, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today’s 1st reading from Acts is one of my favorite readings in Scripture. I say that because it puts away so much of the ambition we might have for acquiring things.  This reading shows how people in the early church watched out for ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 12, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Welcome to the glorious Feast of the Resurrection! Jesus rises body and soul from the dead. Unlike the three people Jesus raises in the Gospels; Jairus’ daughter, the widow's son, and Lazarus, Jesus raises himself.  And not only that, but the other three ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 5, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Welcome to Holy Week! As you know, today is Palm Sunday--the beginning of the holiest week of the year. Unfortunately, today, and the rest of the week is not going to play out the way we are accustomed. I remember last year on ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Steve March 29, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/25/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In this week’s gospel reading we hear of the raising of Lazarus from the dead.  This is certainly an important reading for all of us to hear because we all have faith in the Resurrection.  In this particular example Jesus wants to make ... Read More »