Browsing the 2015 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Just Imagine

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/01/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,       Over the last 25 years the Catholic Church has had the greatest scandals of its entire history. There have been a number of them, some new and some almost as old as the Church itself. Undoubtedly the greatest was the sex abuse ... Read More »

A "Debt" of Gratitude

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/23/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,            Another year older (I turned 54 on Friday) and deeper in debt... A debt of gratitude that is. I truly have so much to be grateful for, and you Rock Church are certainly a large part of that blessing. In the coming ... Read More »

It's Sign Me Up Sunday!!!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/16/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,           It's Sign Me Up Sunday!!! Time once again to re-commit yourself to working in the vineyard, to spreading the Gospel, to building the kingdom of God. Each parish in the Archdiocese is in the midst of doing a self-study on the viability ... Read More »

Faith and Good Works

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/10/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,              Our second reading today (James 2:14-18) speaks about "faith" & "good works." Many Christian have debated over the nature and necessity of "good works." Some argue that "faith" alone is necessary. While others, like us Catholics, argue that both are required. The ... Read More »

In the Vineyard with My Gifts and Talents

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/02/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, It's a bit hard to believe that it is September once again. In spite of the calendar year   beginning January 1st, the fiscal year beginning July 1st, and the liturgical year beginning the 1st Sunday of Advent, for me, September and the beginning ... Read More »

Stand Up, SIgn Up and Step Up!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/28/15

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ

First of all I want to wish all the women of the parish a Happy women’s Day! I hope many of you were able to go to The Well yesterday and get refreshed with “Living Water.” It is not news to anyone in ... Read More »

Time, Talent, and Treasure

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/24/15

Time, Talent, and Treasure

Back in the day, if your New Orleans cabdriver dropped you at the corner of  Constance and Josephine for Mass, you had three Catholic churches to choose from.  Yes, the Redemptorists ran three separate parishes on the same street corner: one Irish, one German, and ... Read More »

"Do What The Spirit Says Do!"

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/12/15

Hello Rock Church Family:                                                                                               ... Read More »

Happy Feast Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/29/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Happy Feast Day! Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (The Redemptorists), and of course, the Patron Saint of our parish. Oh, and no, his middle name was not "Rock." Actually ... Read More »

One Baptism, One Faith and One God

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/25/15

  Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Since the very foundations of Christianity, strife amongst Christians seems to have been common place. From his prison cell, Paul urges the Ephesians to be at peace, to just try and get along. He reminds them, and us, that there is but one ... Read More »