Browsing the 2016 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Parish Council Election Process

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/21/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The time is upon us to change up our Parish Council. We have tweaked the makeup of our Council and how we will choose the new members. From this point forward we will hold elections during the Fall of even numbered years. During ... Read More »

Our College Students

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/07/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Five thousand miles and I found my way back home, despite everything waiting for me upon my return, it's always good to come home to The Rock. Unfortunately, I have to turn around and hit the road tomorrow morning in order to attend ... Read More »

Busy Times Ahead!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/07/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

While most of us live by the Gregorian Calendar, some people still live according to the Julian Calendar. There are those who live their life according to the fiscal calendar. Maybe it was all those years I spent in school, but I still ... Read More »

“Step Up & Sign Up"

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/31/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I was reminded recently that "Sign Me Up Sunday" is just around the   corner. This past Lent we made note that in almost every parish 7% of the parishioners do almost all of the work. Of course, we all know that is not ... Read More »

Adopt-A-Student

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/24/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

You've heard us talking about our new Adopt-a-Student program. Well, our students have signed up, so now it's your turn. We are now looking for some parishioners to participate. We have about 15 students, and I think it would be great if each ... Read More »

Beyond Sunday

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/19/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As we did our Back to School blessing on Sunday it was great to see all of our children ready for another school year, and young adults leaving for college. So many hopes & dreams, so much promise for tomorrow. I am very ... Read More »

Cloud of Witnesses

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/11/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I love the phrase from today's second reading and the image it creates, "We are surrounded by so great a Cloud of Witnesses." It is the verse we used on our baptismal pool to describe the names that are engraved around the edge ... Read More »

A Great Picnic!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/05/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

What can I say but that I am blessed and truly grateful. I want to thank everyone who had a part to play in making the weekend a truly wonderful celebration. As I shared in last Sunday's bulletin, I realize how fortunate I ... Read More »

Celebrating 25 Years and 30 Years!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/29/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Hopefully, when you are reading this, the weather is nice and we are all enjoying our annual picnic & Redemptorist Day. We also decided to use this day to celebrate my anniversaries. This year marks two milestones for me (three if you count ... Read More »

Being Fearful

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/20/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

At the Men's Day panel discussion one of the topics was how they handled their teenage sons and the police. Congressman Clay went so far as to take his sons into the local precinct, introduce them to everyone, and show the police their ... Read More »