Browsing the 2015 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Happy Mother's Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/06/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Happy Mother's Day! May The Creator of all of us pour out bountiful blessings upon the     mothers of each of us. And may those blessings be given to biological mothers, adoptive mothers, foster mothers, and the men who had to be both father ... Read More »

Taking a Glimpse & Keeping the Faith

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/29/15

Have you checked the tomb lately? You know, just to make sure it’s still empty. Sometimes we get all caught up in the moment, we get all excited, and our faith is very strong while we are in the midst of celebrating a feast like Easter. Like Thomas, we ... Read More »

Prayer, A Little Prompting....... And An Anniversary!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/15

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Besides being the 4th Sunday of Easter and Good Shepherd Sunday, today is also the World Day for Prayer for Vocations. We all know that the demand for priests, especially competent pastors, is quickly outpacing the supply. When Alphonsus Liguori was first ordained ... Read More »

Much To Do Before We Rest

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/17/15

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Some Scripture scholars and historians make the point that Jesus never intended to found a new Church. He was a good and faithful Jew, and much of His teaching was about the correct interpretation of Jewish Law. However, some of His teachings would ... Read More »

Sell What I Have And Give It To The Poor?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/17/15

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Along with the post-Resurrection gospel stories, we also begin to hear stories of the early Christian communities. Of course, they did not think of themselves as Christians yet, but we often use that term to distinguish those Jews who believed Jesus of Nazareth ... Read More »

Happy Resurrection Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/04/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  HAPPY EASTER! Happy Resurrection Day! If you have not heard, the tomb was EMPTY!  Yes, indeed, there was no dead body in the tomb, and the angels asked the puzzled women, "Why do you look for the Living One amongst the dead?" We ... Read More »

Saying Yes To The Invitation

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/28/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, In today's Gospel Jesus goes from king to criminal in the span of one short week. At first, the people are overjoyed to welcome the miracle worker and healer, but once the authorities labeled Him a threat everything changed, and changed in the ... Read More »

Sweat Equity

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/18/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

This past week at our Parish Council meeting we began a discussion on service. More specifically, we spoke about the need to get more parishioners involved in the various ministries of our parish. We all enjoy the many activities of the parish and ... Read More »

Move to the Right

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/14/15

  Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, “God is good all the time and all the time, God is good!”

On behalf of the Finance Committee I want to thank you all for wholeheartedly embracing our “Move to the Right” campaign.  One by one we have noticed an increase ... Read More »

Legal Disclosure

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/04/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  LEGAL DISCLOSURE: I am not saying that everyone has to come to church in the middle of a snow storm, or worse, an ice storm. If you don't feel safe then you, most certainly, should stay at home. -- BTW, that also means ... Read More »