Browsing the 2020 archive of Pastor's Reflections

from the desk of Fr Stephen August 9, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/06/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

I want to bring up a subject today that is unfamiliar to most people.  Those familiar with the topic are certainly not familiar with the application of it in their lives.  Let me start by saying that we are created in the image ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 2, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/30/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus, the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, or Redemptorists.  It is good that we take the time to remember St. Alphonsus and what he did as a priest and Redemptorist.  He lived ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen 26July20

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/23/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Here in America, as much as anywhere in the world, we are taught to be independent.  In 1776, the people in America fought a war with the British to establish our independence.  Over the decades, we have prided ourselves on this independence, so ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 19, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/16/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Last week I went out to the driving range to hit some golf balls.  It was a very hot, muggy day and I was outside for about forty minutes hitting balls.  After a few minutes, I began to sweat and was soaking wet ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 12, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/08/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This summer I decided to plant some tomato plants.  I put them in the ground behind the garage.  For me, there is nothing better tasting than homegrown tomatoes.  So far, everything is going well.  One of the plants already has about ten tomatoes ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 5, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/29/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Last week we noticed that a squirrel had gotten into the church and we were having a hard time getting him out.  I decided I was going to buy a trap to catch him.  I went to three sporting goods stores in St. ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen June 28, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/24/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today’s Gospel follows the Gospel we heard last week.  As you recall, last week the Lord was sending out the twelve Apostles to preach in his name.  Today we hear one of the most challenging lines in all of Sacred Scripture.  Jesus says ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen June 21, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/18/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we find ourselves back in Ordinary Time.  The Lenten and Easter seasons are in the past, and we will be in Ordinary Time until Advent.  We call it Ordinary Time because it is not a special time with feast days.  When I ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen June 14, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/11/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi; the Body and Blood of Jesus the Lord. I have always looked forward to this feast day because of the marvelous gift that Jesus has given us in the Eucharist. Every time we come to ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen June 7, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/04/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Every year we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Trinity; God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is not something we can fully understand but is an article of our faith which has been handed down ... Read More »