Browsing the 2016 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Celebration of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/04/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Happy Mother's Day! I pray that you each have a very blessed and joyful day, surrounded by those you love. May the love you have poured out upon them through the years be lavished back in you. May the many sacrifices made, and ... Read More »

The 150th Anniversary of the Parish!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

We are starting to make plans for the 150th Anniversary of our parish, which will be in 2017. I want to make the entire year special. It is amazing to think that people have been praising God in this same church on the ... Read More »

Love

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/20/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The Jewish people were, and still are, known to have a very legalistic way of life. In fact, some Jews used to believe that the Messiah would only come when every Jewish man, woman and child kept the Law perfectly, down to the ... Read More »

Nourishment

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/19/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

First off, I want to wish Sr. Antona Ebo a very Happy Birthday today! I pray that God continues to bless and overshadow this wonderful woman of faith. Please say a prayer for her.

Next, I want to once again say thanks to ... Read More »

The Trinity

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/18/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The Gospel today is short, but there is one very significant verse or phrase where Jesus states that He and The Father are One. The Trinity can be a very difficult concept to grasp, but the truth is that it is one of ... Read More »

Thank You!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/30/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I pray you had a blessed Easter, and a joyful time to spend with loved ones. It was nice to see so many of your grown children back home for a visit. We also had some former parishioners attending our Easter liturgies, and ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/22/16

We've made it my sisters and brothers. We have made our annual Lenten journey, we've accompanied our Lord through His Passion and death, and now we rejoice at the glorious news, "He got up!" It is Resurrection Day, the day of our salvation. It is the time of our ... Read More »

"He is not here, He has RISEN!!!"

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/15/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Today we celebrate the Passion of our Lord. It seems like there is a constant struggle for us to fully appreciate the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. It is easy for us, especially 2000 years after the fact, to take it all ... Read More »

Cast The First Stone

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/09/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Whenever we have candidates in our RCIA process it is recommended that we use the cycle "A" readings for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent. While these are very powerful and significant readings (especially to those new to the faith), it ... Read More »

Mary's Gift

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/02/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

This week's sign in our "4-Signs of a Dynamic Catholic" series is generosity. It fits in well with our current campaign to raise money to repair our air conditioner. By the way, last Sunday our pledges hit 75%, so I want to say ... Read More »