Browsing the October 2019 archive of Pastor's Reflections

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 27, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/28/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen…

Recently I was talking to a young adult about going to Sunday mass.  I asked them whether they attended Sunday mass regularly.  She said no, but that she did not think she was going to hell for it.  I thought about that response ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 20, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/22/19

For the desk of Fr Stephen…

This past June, the St. Louis Blues finally won the Stanley Cup!  It had been 52 years of trying.  The city, and especially its hockey fans, rejoiced.  It was a long time coming.  This particular team of players had a mantra of “Whatever ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 13, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/14/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In today’s 1st reading and the gospel we hear of people who are afflicted with the disease of leprosy.  This disease was the worst thing that could happen to a person in ancient Israel.  If you had the disease you were completely cut ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 6, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/14/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen 

When I was 19 years old my cousin and I had a painting business together.  He was 3 years older than me so he was more of the boss of the business.  We painted houses during the summer while we were home on ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sept 29, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/14/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today’s gospel reading is one of the most famous and thought-provoking gospels in all of scripture.  It is the story of Lazarus and the rich man.  Lazarus is a poor beggar sitting at the side of the house of the rich man.  They ... Read More »