Browsing the 2016 archive of Pastor's Reflections

The More We Learn The Less We Know

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

There's an old saying, "The more you learn, the less you know," or if it's not an old saying, it should be. For everything that you learn, you realize just how much you don't know. Every answer leads to several more questions. On ... Read More »

How Would We Fare Against The Temptations That Jesus Faced

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

How do you think you would fare against the three temptations that Jesus faced: hunger, power, obedience to God?

1) Hunger: It's hard for us to imagine sometimes that there is a genuine food shortage in the world. We are surrounded by food. We ... Read More »

There's Always Something

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

If you have not heard the news, this past summer a piece of our air conditioning system, known as a chiller, quit working. Our system has two of these units so we were able to get through the summer on the remaining chiller. ... Read More »

Guilt By Association

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Last Sunday a parishioner asked me about the movie that is out about the Church's pedaphile scandal. She told me she had never been so ashamed of being a Catholic. (I know exactly how she feels.) She also asked/recommended that I see it. ... Read More »

Blaze a Pathway to the Kingdom of our God

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/27/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Last Sunday I expressed my concern about a lack of involvement in some of our major ministries. First of all, I realize that there are parishioners who are very involved in multiple ministries. And there are also those parishioners who, despite their extremely busy ... Read More »

Take the Challenge

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/22/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  This afternoon we will once again host the Missouri MLK Essay Contest for middle school children. I have been involved in the contest for quite a few years. I find it inspirational to hear the thoughts of these children as they reflect on ... Read More »

Camera for Christmas?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/14/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Well we are through the wonderful liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas, and we are back to what is poorly named "Ordinary Time." I say that because when we call something "ordinary" we tend to think of it a plain, run of the ... Read More »

God is Doing a New Thing in 2016

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/06/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,             I pray you are all having a happy and blessed new year. Mine is certainly starting off a whole lot better than the last one ended. I appreciate all of the love and support I received during my recent illness. My mother ... Read More »

Come Let Us Adore Him!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/01/16

Dear Sisters and Brothers, thanks be to God for all He has done!

Happy New Year!  Today as we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ, that moment in time when Christ revealed Himself to all peoples, let us reflect on the Magi of the ... Read More »