Browsing the 2016 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Men's Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/13/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I want to offer blessings to all the men of our parish on this "Men's Day" weekend. I want to thank all those who had a hand in planning the wonderful day yesterday, (even though I am writing this earlier in the week, ... Read More »

A Catholic Education

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/11/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I pray you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Personally, I caught up on some sleep. Most of you are aware of the Beyond Sunday capital campaign that was launched last Fall. This is apparently Archbishop Carlson's last campaign and one that ... Read More »

What a Celebration!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/01/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

On behalf of our provincial and the entire Denver Province, I want to thank you for a truly awesome (the adjective I keep hearing) celebration. It will be one for the history books. Our guests had nothing but compliments, and I have begun ... Read More »

Let The Celebrations Begin!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/23/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

First of all, on behalf of the parish and Redemptorist community, I want to welcome Archbishop Joe Tobin back to The Rock, and congratulate him on his willingness to serve The Church. Who would have thought all those years ago when you were ... Read More »

Happy Father's Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/17/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

I want to congratulate all the father's out there, whether you are a biological father, adoptive father, foster father, step-father, or were simply father for someone who needed a father, just as Joseph did for Jesus. So often your contributions ... Read More »

Our Celebration Draws Near

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/09/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well church, we are getting awfully near this big event, and yours truly is in the middle of it all. I will certainly be glad when this is over and I can get back to worrying about other things. But I am also ... Read More »

Understand, Recognize, Know and Trust

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/03/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

First I want to thank everyone for the way you came forward last Sunday and received Communion, especially those who made a change in the way you receive (you know who you are.) Almost everyone who received Eucharist  from me did it correctly. ... Read More »

How to Receive Holy Communion

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/03/16

The following guidelines are based on the norms for the reverent reception of Holy Communion at Mass contained in the General

Instruction of the Roman Missal and in Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States. Stand up ... Read More »

HELP!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/20/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

There are a few things I would like to call your attention to and ask your cooperation with:

1) You may have noticed a new sign on the rear door of the office "Employees Only." I realize that there has been a sign on ... Read More »

Pentecost: At This Point In Time

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/13/16

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Happy Birthday Church!

Pentecost, as you know, is considered the birthday of the Church. Jesus had prepared His disciples to receive what was to come, their final gift, the Holy Spirit.  It was now up to them to go forth and proclaim the Gospel. They ... Read More »