Browsing the April 2020 archive of Pastor's Reflections

From the desk of Fr Stephen 03May20

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/30/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

It never ceases to amaze me when I read the Acts of the Apostles just how changed the Apostles were after they receive the Spirit at Pentecost. Whereas they were terrified and confused before this event, they were utterly without fear afterward. This ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 26, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

The Gospel we have before us today comes at the end of Luke. It is a famous Gospel because Jesus walks with these disciples but they do not know it is him. Before the crucifixion, they were his regular companions, and yet, like ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 19, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today’s 1st reading from Acts is one of my favorite readings in Scripture. I say that because it puts away so much of the ambition we might have for acquiring things.  This reading shows how people in the early church watched out for ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 12, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Welcome to the glorious Feast of the Resurrection! Jesus rises body and soul from the dead. Unlike the three people Jesus raises in the Gospels; Jairus’ daughter, the widow's son, and Lazarus, Jesus raises himself.  And not only that, but the other three ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 5, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Welcome to Holy Week! As you know, today is Palm Sunday--the beginning of the holiest week of the year. Unfortunately, today, and the rest of the week is not going to play out the way we are accustomed. I remember last year on ... Read More »